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ADW 2018 Winter Book Study

The Archdiocese of Washington will be hosting an online book study this winter. This is our way to invite you to actively participate in our professional learning community made up of learners who are teachers. A book study is a way to do professional learning that you might not have tried before or thought of doing outside of your school. Of course, when trying something new, it’s always great to have some friends along to try it with.

Registration is closed!

All FREE books have been accounted for.  To purchase a book click here:  http://a.co/as1KcVM


...Kylene and Bob have developed interlocking scaffolds that every student can use to go beyond a superficial reading:

  • 3 essential questions that set students up for closer, more attentive readings of nonfiction texts
  • 5 Notice & Note nonfiction signposts that cue kids to apply the skills and processes that sophisticated readers use instinctively
  • 7 proven strategies readers can use to clear up confusions when the text gets tough.

We all know the value of helping students define nonfiction and understand its text structures. Reading Nonfiction goes the next crucial step—helping kids challenge the claims of nonfiction authors, be challenged by them, and skillfully and rigorously make up their mind about purported truths.


Earn Professional Development Credit

Participants who complete all of the book study components will receive 1 MSDE credit for 15 hours of professional credit.  

The Book: The book we will be reading is Reading Nonfiction Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst.  

About the Book Study:  Book study discussions will be held using ADWLearn.com blog.  The password information will be sent out after registration.  Each week, participants will be expected to read a few chapters, join in a conversation about them, and complete a one-page paper.

Participant Criteria: In order to participate in the book study, you must be an ADW teacher and a member of ADWLearn.com.  Sign up for membership here. 


February 6, 2018: Kick-off webinar at 7PM. We will discuss the organization of the book study and participant expectations. 

February 12 - March 16: Reading, discussion, and application will continue a few chapters at a time each week with formal discussions. 

March 21: Closing webinar at 7PM, including a discussion about how our instruction may have changed.

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