Short is good: Using Short Text (folktales/fables, newspaper articles, poetry) to Jazz-up your Reading/Writing Curriculum and Advance Students’ Literacy Skills

Short is good: Using Short Text (folktales/fables, newspaper articles, poetry) to Jazz-up your Reading/Writing Curriculum and Advance Students’ Literacy Skills

How to Enroll: Visit the enrollment page

​Monday, September 30, 2019 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Location: Montec Building, 1121 East Broadway, Missoula, MT in the large conference room
Presenter: Ann Ellsworth
Registration: $100
For educators of grades 2-8
6 OPI renewal units
Coffee and snacks provided. Lunch on your own.
Course # 18551016

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
This presentation focuses on rethinking how teachers can use short text to help students “read like writers.” We know that lengthy text selections can be intimidating for struggling readers, but they can gain confidence and reading skill when they practice with short pieces. We’ll examine various types of short text–including poetry, newspapers and magazine articles–and explore how targeted focus on close reading strategies can advance students’ understanding context clues, text structure, vocabulary development, and inference and summarizing skills.
Bring your laptops or wireless device.

​About the presenter:
Ann Ellsworth has taught in elementary and secondary schools in Wisconsin and Montana, and has led reading and writing professional development workshops across Montana and the Midwest. She is the 2019 National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) “Grammar Teacher of the Year.” The Association of Teachers of English Grammar (ATEG) is an arm of NCTE. She was awarded the 2016 Montana Reading Teacher of the Year, and was a finalist for two national teaching awards. Presently she works with teacher candidates at Montana State University-Bozeman She has served as editor of the MONTANA STATE READING JOURNAL and is working with a publisher on a book on how to improve student writing.

Ramping-up K-6 Reading and Writing for End-of-year Results

Monday, April 29, 2019, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
New location: Location: Montec Building, 1121 East Broadway, Missoula, MT in the small conference room across from the break room (look for our signs)
Register at: https://forms.gle/BM9PKrhVJUJHrC5y7
Presenter: Ann Ellsworth
Registration: $99
For educators of grades K-6
6 OPI renewal units
Coffee and snacks provided. Lunch on your own.
Course # 18551015

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
This presentation focuses on how teachers can minimize summer reading loss by maximizing literacy instruction during those final weeks of school. Using short texts–including fun poetry and newspapers–can motivate even the most reluctant readers and writers. Add to your repertoire of first-rate, evidence-based reading and writing instructional approaches. You’ll leave this workshop excited to implement these strategies with your students.
Bring your laptops or wireless device.
Register at: https://forms.gle/BM9PKrhVJUJHrC5y7