Strategies Workshops

Core Strategies: Preparing College-Ready Readers & Writers

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Give your students the reading and writing strategies that are the cornerstone for success in high school, university, and beyond!

To help middle and high school instructors teach skills that anticipate the complex reading and writing practices students will encounter as they move through the grade levels and embark on their college and professional careers, SUPA has developed “Core Strategies: Preparing College-Ready Readers & Writers,” a set of three interrelated professional development workshops.

Reading with Purpose (July 5)—Every reading situation comes with its own set of intentions. Discover how purposeful reading requires various approaches for navigating a range of texts.

Writing to Learn, Writing Rhetorically (July 6)—Every writing situation requires invention and rhetorical awareness. Discover composing strategies for coming to deeper understanding of a topic and attending to diverse readers’ perspectives and assumptions.

Intro to Information Literacies (July 7)—The range, delivery and scope of information has shifted radically in our culture. Discover strategies for understanding when we need information, where to find it, how to examine it critically, and how to use it.

SU Writing Program instructors Jonna Gilfus and Anne Fitzsimmons will teach Reading With Purpose, Information Literacies and Writing to Learn, Writing Rhetorically July 5-7 at Summer Institute 2017. Participants may register for individual workshops or the entire set.

  • Not just for English teachers! These workshops welcome any high school and middle school instructor interested in incorporating analytic and critical reading and writing skills into his or her subject area—math, science, history, etc. Facilitated by SU faculty, these workshops are designed to be collaborative and hands-on.
  • Common Core State Standards. By exploring strategies for analyzing informational texts from a variety of disciplines and engaging in conceptual thinking, these workshops support the alignment of curricula to the new standards.
  • NOTE: Core Strategies workshops are also available as on-site professional development workshops to partner schools for a fee. Contact Chris Parish  or call  315.443.2404 for details.
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