Stephanie Harvey, Debbie Miller, and Cris Tovani invite you to spend three days learning about comprehension theory and practice K-12. Each presenter will share her current thinking about literacy teaching and learning and how to help students turn information into knowledge. In this era of Common Core State Standards, kids need to think more deeply than ever before. The thinking strategies explored in this institute will help students not only meet but exceed the CCSS.
Steph, author of Strategies that Work, and The Comprehension Tool Kit, was a classroom and special education teacher and now does national literacy consulting.
Debbie, author of Reading with Meaning and Teaching with Intention, taught for 30 years in the Denver Public Schools and now works as a staff developer throughout the country.
Cris, author of I Read It But I Don’t Get It and So What do They Really Know is a former elementary teacher who currently teaches high school and works as a literacy coach and national staff developer.
Cris and I are so excited about her new book coming out on July 15th. You can check out the full text on the Stenhouse website at http://www.stenhouse.com/emags/0730/index.html.
Renee Bernazzani, a Middle School Principal in Evergreen, Washington checked out the text online and wrote,
“I’ve read through the first chapter and as typical Cris it’s an easy read, you feel like you’re sitting around just chatting with her, yet the passion and intensity to the job permeates each word! I’m anxious to get it in my hands.”
We are too, and we hope that you’ll write in and tell us what you think along the way. Stenhouse is running a Book Club/Study Group Contest where you can win a Skype visit with Cris. Stay tuned for more information! – Sam