Revamping Read Alouds: Interactions to Support Comprehension
Day 1, Session 2 - May 31, 1:05 - 2:05pm
Are you ready to take your read alouds to the next level? Interactive read alouds are intentionally planned opportunities for teachers to model and scaffold fluent reading and comprehension. This session will focus on the details that teachers consider when implementing interactive read alouds in the classroom – the books to choose, comprehension questions to ask, and strategies to support vocabulary.
Teaching the Holocaust through Children's Literature
Day 2, Session 1 - June 1, 10:50 - 11:50am
Teaching the Holocaust to young students can sound daunting, yet the power of children’s literature can introduce historical facts in a developmentally appropriate way. During this session, we will explore the ways in which children’s literature allows teachers and students to discuss and learn about the events from the Holocaust. You will hear about characteristics of suitable Holocaust children’s literature, research-based practices for using difficult texts, and suggestions from the Holocaust Museum Houston’s Education Center.
Understanding Infographics: Classroom Connections
Day 2, Session 2 - June 1, 1:05 - 2:05pm
What exactly are infographics? How can I support my students in comprehending and making these complex visual representations? If these questions resonate with you, please join us as we discuss the increasing availability of infographics in texts for children both in print and online. Using examples from recent nonfiction children's literature, this session will provide strategies for students to comprehend and construct these appealing graphics in their own reading and writing. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how infographics connect to the TEKS, a framework for supporting students as they read and make infographics, and many examples of infographics in text for children that can be used with instruction.