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