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Project Read: Report Form, Story Form, Story Form Literature Connection

Dates: Nov. 4, 5, 18, 19, Dec. 2, 3, 2016
Times: Fridays 6:00pm-10:00pm; Saturdays 8:30am-4:30pm

This course presents the reading comprehension strand of the Project Read program. The Report Form curriculum teaches students how to collect, organize, and analyze information from expository text. Beginning in the primary grades, it provides children with comprehension strategies so they can recall information, respond to questions at both the literal and interpretive levels, and study for tests.The curriculum materials include reading selections, graphic organizers, student practice sheets, and questioning strategies based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. The Story Form Literature Connection curriculum presents the underlying structure and format of narrative text. Beginning in Kindergarten the curriculum teaches a process of analyzing a story by identifying the elements of plot. The curriculum introduces eight story genres and authors’ literary techniques such as simile, metaphor, puns, symbolism, and methods of characterization. The Story Form curriculum, designed for intermediate and secondary students, teaches the parts of a story and methods of characterization to students in grades five through high school. The concepts and skills embodied in both curricula are taught directly in their dependent order using multisensory strategies, materials, and activities. Students learn a set of study skills that assist higher level thinking and test taking.


Important Information:

COST:
$1400. Payment is made to The Reading Institute.

GRADUATE CREDITS:
4 Graduate Credits

PDPs:
67.5 Professional Development Points

COURSE MATERIALS:
To be purchased on your own.

ENROLLMENT:
Register Early - Limited Enrollment

LOCATION:
The Reading Institute
430 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
October 4, 2016

THE PRESENTER:
Jill Pompi, Ed.S.

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancel 10 days prior to training and receive a refund minus a $50 service charge. No refund for cancellations made within 10 days of the training.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Substitutions may be made. Please notify The Reading Institute, Inc. with the name of the alternate participant in advance.

CONFIRMATION/DIRECTIONS:
Confirmation and directions will be mailed to each participant. You are not registered unless you receive a confirmation letter.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Reservations need to be made directly with the hotels. A lodging list will be sent with your confirmation. Specify you are with The Reading Institute when making reservations. Be sure to make lodging reservations early for best selection.


Earlier Event: October 14
Reading Research
Later Event: January 20
Teaching of Writing