Steve Sostak, Co-director of Inspire Citizens

Annie He, Director of Teens of China



Workshop Schedule and Resources

8:30
Registration and Coffee at the bookworm


Objective: Enjoying, Pondering, Analyzing Literature 

 Especially for EAL learners, preparing for Book Clubs utilizing comprehension strategies eventually leads to a greater appreciation for literature and the internalization of strategies.

Especially for EAL learners, preparing for Book Clubs utilizing comprehension strategies eventually leads to a greater appreciation for literature and the internalization of strategies.

Discussing literature needs to be both fun and rigorous for rich discussions, appreciation for author's craft, and complete literacy opportunities via reading, speaking, listening, and thinking like a writer.


Keys to Comprehension: What Good Readers Do


9:00
Warm Up: See, Think, Wonder:
Visualizing and questioning


9:20
Learning by Doing: Screenwriting
Keys to Comprehension in Fiction
Visualizing, Determining Importance, Inferring


9:40
Learning by Doing: keeping up on Current events
Determining Importance & Synthesizing


10:00
Cool Down: PhotoVoice
Schema + Evidence = INference


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10:15

Coffee and snack break


Notice and Note: What Good Readers Notice

10:30
Learning By Doing:
Notice and Note in Fiction


10:30
Learning By Doing:
Notice and Note in Non-Fiction

Identifying and previewing text structure first can lead to pinpointed strategies and great comprehension

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Read Like a Writer: What Good Readers See 

11:10
A Poem a Day
Using Poetry and Songs to Discover Literary Devices and Techniques

Literary Devices Check-in

  Things to consider:  Poet's choice of form Choice of title Imagery: Sensory details Concrete, specific nature of details Theme Identity Word Choice Use of simile, metaphor, personification Use of other literary devices

Things to consider:
Poet's choice of form
Choice of title
Imagery: Sensory details
Concrete, specific nature of details
Theme
Identity
Word Choice
Use of simile, metaphor, personification
Use of other literary devices

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11:30
What's Your Song?
Expressive Reading and Literary Devices

Can reading and writing change the world?