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Engagement, Independent Reading and Conferring: Supporting Readers In Person and Online with Jen Scoggin & Hannah Schneewind
October 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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We all imagine classrooms with students scattered about the room, surrounded by books that they choose, and a well-stocked library at their disposal. We imagine ourselves sitting on the floor next to our students and asking, “How’s it going with your reading today?” How do we hold onto this vision and the principles of independent reading while teaching either in the classroom with social distancing, or remotely? How do we invite engagement while supporting our students to grow as readers?
We imagine new spaces of possibility for conferring during Independent Reading by asking, “How can we best capture the potential of the reading conference in a way that feels manageable for teachers and is impactful for students?” The Cycle of Conferring is a three-part cyclical method of conferring that is based on the continuous need to (1) define and redefine students’ identity, strengths and next steps as readers, (2) collaborate with students to set appropriate short term instructional goals and (3) support students as they move toward these self-selected goals. We will provide the theoretical background and a practical guide to conferring impactfully with students at the center.
In this interactive session, we will address both in person and online teaching. We will focus on inviting engagement, delving into reading identity, setting up joyful Independent Reading and conferring impactfully.
Jennifer Scoggin is the director of LitLife CT. She is also the author of a teacher advocacy blog and has written two books about the classroom experience and the joyful teaching of reading. Jennifer has been a classroom teacher and holds a doctorate from Teachers College.
Hannah Schneewind has been a classroom teacher in New York and Connecticut, as well as a staff developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. She currently works as a literacy consultant in schools across the United States.
Together, Jen and Hannah are the authors of the upcoming book Trusting Readers: Imagining Spaces of Possibility for Independent Reading to be published by Heinemann in the spring of 2021. You can find us on Twitter @trustingreaders.
Date: October 29, 2020
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Cost: Free for CRA members / $25 for non-members (includes one year of CRA membership – payable via credit card or purchase order)
Register any time between now and October 28th at 11:59pm.
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