Using Informational Text to Teach To Kill a Mockingbird -- NJCTE 2014 Spring Conference, Saturday, March 22 at Montclair State University
Language arts teachers are worried
that the CCSS informational text standard means a radical shift away from literature. Our presentation
is meant to set their minds at ease. Using To
Kill a Mockingbird as our anchor text, we will demonstrate how informational
text can be included in the curriculum in a way that, for all teachers, builds
on rather than takes away from the teaching of the literary text. Our presentation will focus specifically on how informational text can enhance the teaching of literature (using Mockingbird as our exemplar). The presentation will be teacher-friendly,
with lots of materials for teachers to take home and use.
Using Informational Text: Cross-Disciplinary Literacy to Motivate Secondary Learners
We are excited to present this session for NJASCD at the FEA Conference Center in Monroe Township, NJ, on Thursday, March
27. This hands-on workshop will offer practical strategies for both ELA
teachers and cross-disciplinary teams looking for ways to support each
other and their students, not just in meeting the Common Core mandates
regarding informational text, but in seizing the literacy opportunities
that informational text can provide without taking away from the great
things we already do. Register today!