Let's Get Real! Equipping Students to Succeed in Expository Text - 009186
Expository text reading accounts for the majority of reading we do as adults, yet reporting category 3 on the STAAR test results indicate that this is the type of reading students struggle with the most. Learning how to read to learn requires the reader to intentionally select skills and strategies in order to think within, beyond, and about factual texts. In this three-part ZOOM series with Kelly Harmon, participants will deepen content knowledge and examine the TEKS SEs for information texts. Day 1 will focus on how teachers and readers plan for comprehension. Day 2 will be spent learning how to teach students to summarize, make inferences, and process informational texts. On Day 3, teachers will leave with strategies for teaching students to go beyond the words on the page and think critically about texts. Each day, participants will leave with ready-to-implement strategies.

Audiences Teacher - High School (Grades 9-12), Teacher - Middle School (Grades 6-8), Teacher - Special Education, Charter School Personnel, Teacher - Elementary (Grades 1-5), Coordinators, Instructional Leaders, Principals, Teacher Supervisors, Assistant Principals, Central Office Administrators
21st Century Learning  Vision Article I - New Digital Learning Environment,   Vision Article II - New Learning Standards,   Vision Article III - Assessments for Learning,   Vision Article IV - Accountability for Learning,   Vision Article V - Organizational Transformation
Prerequisite/Special Notes These are not stand alone days. Each session builds upon the next, so teachers are strongly encouraged to attend all three days within the series. This session is for all grade levels and participants will be viewing a statewide broadcast of the trainer with activities and discussion facilitated by ESC Region 11 staff.

01565612/14/2017 09:00am - 03:30pmESC Region 11
01565602/15/2018 09:00am - 03:30pmESC Region 11
01565603/27/2018 09:00am - 03:30pmESC Region 11
Fee   None
Credit Hours   16:50 hours of Continuing Professional Education 
Presenter   Kelly Harmon ESC Region 20, Annissa Macon ESC Region 11 
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If you require special arrangements or have special needs (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired),
contact Annissa Macon at amacon@esc11.net or (817) 740-7507 at least three weeks prior to the training program date.

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