Powering Up Language and Literacy Through Constructive Conversations for All: K-12 with Jeff Zwiers

02/02/2018 - 8:00am to 02/03/2018 - 4:00pm
Grade levels:
All Grade Levels, Professional Development
Content areas:
Elementary Ed, English Language Arts, English Language Proficiency (EL/ELL), Professional Development, Reading, Secondary Ed, Special Ed
Academic Language, Vocabulary, constructive conversations
Oregon Reading Association

All students need to develop skills for engaging in face-to-face conversations in school about academic content. They need skills of clarifying, supporting, and arguing ideas with others. This presentation will focus on improving teacher practices for developing oral language and conversation skills for and through the teaching of content and literacy. Participants will engage in activities and learn classroom-ready strategies to improve students’ speaking and paired conversations that are focused on text-based understandings and critical thinking. Instructional tools and links to online resources will be shared.