Teaching Practices That Position Students Closer to Writing Excellence – Building Adolescent Writers
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Teaching Practices That Position Students Closer to Writing Excellence – Building Adolescent Writers
Presented by: Kelly Gallagher
Monday, February 26, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Session Location:
Enmax Centre CWB Lounge 2510 Scenic Drive S, Lethbridge, AB
About the Session:

How do we decide what and what not to teach? With increased expectations and so little time to meet them, we might heed the words of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Bob Seger, who asks us to carefully consider our "deadlines and commitments—what to leave in, what to leave out." In this morning, Kelly will discuss critical decisions that underpin artful teaching, and how these decisions help to move young writers closer to excellence.  The afternoon will focus on the key components essential to building young writers: volume, modeling, choice, and conferring. Kelly will share numerous strategies proven to elevate student writing across the curriculum.  

Literacy Teachers, Administrators & Jurisdiction Leads
Grade Level:
6-12,Literacy Teachers, Administrators & Jurisdiction Leads
About the Presenter(s):
Kelly Gallagher

Kelly Gallagher teaches at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California, where he is in his 34th year. He is the former co-director of the South Basin Writing Project at California State University, Long Beach and the former president of the Secondary Reading Group for the International Literacy Association. Kelly is the author of several books on adolescent literacy, most notably Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It and Write Like This. Kelly’s latest book, co-written with Penny Kittle, is 180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents. Follow Kelly on Twitter @KellyGToGo, and visit him at www.kellygallagher.org.

 Kelly Gallagher

Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

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