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Saturday, September 12 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Not Your Granny's Grammar: Innovative Practices to Enliven Grammar Learning

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Mid-century modern may work for furniture but not for grammar study—there’s a better way! Let’s explore a form-follows-function instructional design for the grammar standards. The form of our teaching follows how language functions in the world: in service to making meaning clear, developing voice, persuading, and bending conventions to convey information and knowledge with power. Participants will feel the excitement of this approach immediately when they see classroom examples where students develop grammar know-how driven by curiosity and play.

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Patty McGee

Author, Benchmark Education
Patty McGee is an author-educator-consultant whose passion and vision is to create learning environments where teachers and students discover their true potential and power. Patty’s favorite moments are when groups of educators are working with students collaboratively in the classroom... Read More →

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Rachel Armstrong

5th Grade ELA Teacher, Throop Elementary
I am currently a 5th grade ELA teacher and formerly a Reading Recovery / Literacy / Virtual K-3 / 1st grade teacher at Throop Elementary in Paoli. I am the president of the Friends of the Library Board, an ILA member, the most recent past Chair of the Board for ISLA, ISLA treasurer... Read More →

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Benchmark Education

John Wolf, Professional Development, Benchmark Education
Thank you to Benchmark Education for bringing our Opening Speaker, Patty McGee, to #ISLA20.To order Benchmark materials in Indiana, contact:Susan WalkerCJ Walker Group, LLCPublishers Representatives317.435.3135cjwalkergroup@gmail.combenchmarkeducation.comPromo code: BB99Add $300 free with a $500 order with code next to selected items.Add $500 free with a $1,000 order with code next to selected items... Read More →

Saturday September 12, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
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