Breakout Session C

Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 a.m

Session C1

Beth Schurman
    Olivet Nazarene University
Angie Kanak
    Kankakee High School
Room: Fell A
Audience: High School

Shrink the Ratio and Increase Reading: Using University-High School Collaborations to Enhance the Effectiveness of Lit Circles
This session will discuss a collaborative project between English education students at Olivet Nazarene University and students in a high school English class at Kankakee High School where university students planned and led novel discussion groups. The presentation will focus on the details of the project including benefits and challenges for both sets of students.

Session C2

Amanda Cardenas,
Kyle Etheridge
    Community High School
Room: Fell B
Audience: High School

Evolving the SCOPE of Literacy
In the traditional classroom, we have only 50 minutes to work through content.  As all teachers know, this is never enough time.  Some schools have gone to the “flipped classroom” model, but that can take a lot of effort and time to craft and film lessons for students to watch at home.  Enter:  PERISCOPE.  A brand new app from the engineers at Twitter.  Periscope is a live broadcasting app that allows the broadcaster to capture live video and share it with a “room” full of viewers.  Some people will “periscope” their musical talents, “periscope” their travel stories around the world, but for us, “periscope” is now a verb that means – EXTEND our classrooms.

Session C3

Bethany Costello-Stebelton,
Jessica Lafontaine,
    De La Salle Institute
Room: Fell C
Audience: High School

Finding Authenticity in Standardization
Students see writing for the ACT and SAT as authentic writing experiences; therefore, preparing them to write for these is important.  Struggling writers, in particular, need assistance interpreting writing prompts, structuring essays, and synthesizing ideas.  This session will show teachers how to create writing assignments that genuinely engage students in literature and communication but also explicitly prepare them to write on standardized tests.

Session C4

Deborah Will,
Ruth Gheyson
    Zion-Benton Township High School
Room: Redbird E
Audience: Middle/High School

Accept the Challenge!
Young adult literature has gained popularity, but selecting texts that can not only be read for enjoyment but also studied as literature can be difficult.  We present a selection of texts that have literary value and may be incorporated into English classrooms.  We include books both students and teachers will love!

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