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Teaching Practices that Position Students Closer to Reading Excellence--Building Adolescent Readers
Presented by: Kelly Gallagher
Wednesday, November 04, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Central Alberta Regional Consortium 8 Page Avenue, Red Deer, AB
About the Session:

This session will be rescheduled online.  Info to follow.

With a focus on building reading lives that last, participants in this workshop will discuss the following:

  • Strategies that enable students to move beyond surface-level comprehension and into deeper reading of difficult text
  • Why teachers in all content areas should address reading motivation and recreational reading
  • Understanding reading as a process, and how that helps improve student comprehension
  • Understanding the importance of 2nd draft reading
  • How writing deepens reading comprehension
About the Presenter(s):
Kelly Gallagher

Kelly Gallagher teaches at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California, where he is in his 35th 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.


Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place. CARC also reserves the right to cancel an event within the 7 calendar days due to unforeseen circumstances such as facility closures, terrorist threats, natural disasters or extreme inclement weather (-35 C or colder). Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: October 28, 2020
Cost: $200.00
Focus(es): Literacy
Grade Level(s):
Audience: Teachers