July 15 - 19, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: West Chester University's Graduate Business Center
This course offers opportunities to explore authentic nonfiction literature in order to develop a quality classroom library. Strategies for comprehension, vocabulary building, and writing informational and opinion pieces across content areas will be modeled, discussed, and practiced. Use of technology for motivation and choice will enhance students’ nonfiction presentations. Myriad professional books give participants a close look at what’s new and exciting in educational publishing on nonfiction reading and writing. Throughout the week, connections to Common Core Standards will be made in the course of natural conversations and modeled lessons.
"This course provided a wealth of ideas and practical materials that can be put to immediate use. I expanded my knowledge of non-fiction greatly!”
“You will completely understand why you must incorporate non-fiction in your classroom and how to do it! The abundance of usable, real, high level activities and techniques will transform your teaching and student learning/writing.”