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Saturday, September 12 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Making Room for Whole-Class Novels

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In today’s education world, using whole-class novels is a controversial subject. You will find teachers who wholeheartedly support using novels in the classroom and creating a shared reading experience. You will also find teachers who believe that whole-class novels cannot meet the needs of all students and instead, support independent choice reading. Why can’t we have both? In this session, teachers will learn ways to make whole-class novels work along with independent reading and student choice. Using ideas and strategies from the book, A Novel Approach, by Kate Roberts, participants will learn to create units that identify needed skills, to map out a unit, and to engage students while meeting their individual needs.

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Leigh Anne Eck

6th Grade English arts teacher, Vincennes Community School Corpoartion
Leigh Anne Eck is a 6th grade English language arts teacher from Vincennes, Indiana. She is a contributor at Choice Literacy and Three Teachers Talk, a co-moderator for #TeachWrite Chat, and blogs at A Day in the Life and Pencils, Pages and Practices. Leigh Anne has presented at NCTE... Read More →

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Matthew Barenie

Member-at-Large, Indiana State Literacy Association

Saturday September 12, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
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