Nonfiction Reading Power: reading strategies to support readers of nonfiction

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While reading for content is important, reading for meaning is essential. But as teachers, how can we best support our students to move from “re-telling” to “re-thinking” informational texts? Join Canadian teacher author and international speaker Adrienne Gear for another dynamic “Power” workshop. In this session, Adrienne will review the key concepts of Reading Power and the levels of understanding – from literal to interactive. She will focus on specific reading strategies to support readers of nonfiction text, including: Zoom In (to Nonfiction Features), Determine Importance, Making Connections and Questioning. She will share lessons, student samples and recommended anchor books. As always, Adrienne’s sessions are very practical, so you will leave with lessons you can use in your classroom tomorrow! 

Objectives and Outcomes 

  • Explore nonfiction reading strategies: Zoom In, Determine Importance, Connect, Question, Infer and Transform 
  • Understand different levels of understanding informational texts 
  • Learn to “re-tell” vs “re-think” information

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SKU CONF2019IAA
Session Session 3 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Day Day 3
Strand Literacy

While reading for content is important, reading for meaning is essential. But as teachers, how can we best support our students to move from “re-telling” to “re-thinking” informational texts? Join Canadian teacher author and international speaker Adrienne Gear for another dynamic “Power” workshop. In this session, Adrienne will review the key concepts of Reading Power and the levels of understanding – from literal to interactive. She will focus on specific reading strategies to support readers of nonfiction text, including: Zoom In (to Nonfiction Features), Determine Importance, Making Connections and Questioning. She will share lessons, student samples and recommended anchor books. As always, Adrienne’s sessions are very practical, so you will leave with lessons you can use in your classroom tomorrow! 

Objectives and Outcomes 

  • Explore nonfiction reading strategies: Zoom In, Determine Importance, Connect, Question, Infer and Transform 
  • Understand different levels of understanding informational texts 
  • Learn to “re-tell” vs “re-think” information