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NCTE 2009: What I’m looking forward to attending November 16, 2009

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Decisions, Decisons! What a happy dilemma!
Franki over at A Year of Reading had a great suggestion of sharing what you are looking forward to attending at the upcoming NCTE. I do pay the extra $20 to get my program book ahead of time (and I do mean book! It’s over 380 pages) to pour over. It is really hard to decide as there are an average of 50+ sessions to pick from fourteen different times over 3 days!

The first thing I do in the program is find the Conference Planner (page 35-36) and mark off the block of time for the Books for Children Luncheon (Love It!) . I’m also planning on attending the Middle Level Mosaic Workshop, which is a double-block. Then I start by looking through the index for authors and my favorite professional authors who are attending and then look up their sessions.  I move on to friends from near and far who are presenting to see if their session will fit in the blocks I have left, and so on.

Here’s what I’ve narrowed it down to. I do realize this isn’t a very narrow list:

NCTE Author Strand-Adolescent Literacy: Moving from Principles to Practice

Going Public: How Sharing Your Teaching Beyond the Classroom Can Make You a Better Teacher (Literate Lives, Creative Literacy, A Year of Reading)

Poetry Party! Celebrate NCTE Poetry Award Recipient Lee Bennett Hopkins

Babymouse and Lunch Lady: Creating Graphic Novels for the Younger Set

Enlarge the Reading Circle-How to dramatically increase reading comprehension and engage reluctant readers

Reading Between the Lines of Nonfiction: Going Deeper into Informational Text Through Student Driven Discussions

Finding Your Voices Through Poetry: Young Children as Listeners, Readers, and Writers

Book Choice Matters: Teaching Young Learners How to Make Wise Independent Choices (Franki, Debbie Miller, Ann Marie Corgill, and Karen Szymusiak)

Laurie Halse Anderson at the ALAN breakfast

The Reading Zone’s presentation on Engaging Middle School Students Through Read Alouds

Virtual Book Studies

Literate Lives of Children: Topics and Trends in Elementary Education

Cafe in the Classroom: Helping Students Visualize Literacy Goals and Teachers Maximize Assessments to Guide Instruction

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Phenomenon: Jeff Kinney Talks about Drawing in Reluctant Readers

Twenty-Five Years of Literature Circles: From Book Clubs to Inquiry Circles

Reading Like Writers, Writing Like Readers: Teaching Students to Study the Craft of Writing (Carl Anderson!)

Katie Wood Ray: The Joys and CHallenges of Teaching the Youngest Writers

Effective Adolescent Literacy Instruction (Jim Burke, Alan Sitomer, Jeff Wilhelm)

Workshop:
Young Adult Literature in the 21st Century: NCTE-ALAN Two Day-Workshop

 

Daily Five’s “The Sisters” at Dublin Literacy Conference February 23, 2009

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Have you ever wanted to or been asked to…

differentitate?

conduct small groups?

confer individually? 

Wondered what you do with the rest of the children?

What Sets Daily 5 Apart for Students and Teachers

What sets Daily Five apart for…

Teachers…

• Deliver 3-5 whole group lessons each day

• Teach 3-4 small groups of children each day

• Confer with 9-12 individual students each day

• Hold all students accountable for eyes-on-text

What sets Daily Five apart for…

Students…

• engaged in the act of reading and writing for extended amounts of time

• receive focused instruction on building and maintaining independence

receive tailored instruction through whole group, small group and/or

individual conferring, by their skilled classroom teacher, each day

Boushey&Moser

www.thedailycafe.com

Another great Dublin Literacy session-fast-paced, usable tomorrow in the classroom, and funny! Daily Five is one of the easiest books I’ve read in years and you really can start applying the strategies in your classroom at any time of the year. I used it with fourth graders quite successfully.  

If I wasn’t already booked, I would definitely pay to go see their full day presentation offered through Choice Literacy! Check it out!