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STAAR Distinguished Speaker Series: Kylene Beers and Bob Probst (FA1531545)

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Region 13 is proud to continue the STAAR Distinguished Speaker Series for literacy educators.  Throughout the year, a renowned and highly-acclaimed literacy expert will deliver a workshop that prepares ELAR educators for the rigor and demand of the STAAR.  Come be inspired by some of the greatest minds working in the field of literacy research and rejuvenate your classroom practices! 

Class Notes:

This year we welcome these highly sought after presenters: Kylene Beers and Bob Probst, Kelly Gallagher, Jeff Anderson, Georgia Heard, Gretchen Bernabei, Stephanie Harvey, and Debbie Miller.

NOTE: This workshop starts at 8:00 am.


Close Reading of Fiction and Nonfiction Texts

Writers, speakers, and educators, Kylene Beers and Robert (Bob) Probst have worked together for over a decade helping teachers improve the literacy lives of students. Kylene is the author of When Kids Can't Read/What Teachers Can Do and Bob is the author of Response and Analysis. Together they are coauthors of Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading and co-editors, with Linda Rief, of Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice.

Join us in this hands-on interactive session as we share strategies for helping students read fiction and nonfiction closely. We’ll also share strategies that encourage engagement and help students develop their own questions about a text. Finally, we’ll spend some time talking about vocabulary development. This is workshop is most appropriate for teachers grades 4 - 12, though the early elementary teachers who attend our workshops tell us they see easy ways to adapt these strategies for their younger students. Language arts teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, resource, ESL, social studies, and science teachers will find information that helps them. Participants will have a sneak peak at our forthcoming book titled Reading Nonfiction: Stances, Signposts, and Strategies


CE: 6.00
GT: 0.00
Course Name
STAAR Distinguished Speaker Series
STAAR-EOC, EOC-STAAR, Writing, English Language Arts, Instructional Strategies, Curriculum Council, Literacy, Elementary Generalist, Literacy Leaders, and Assessment
Course Type
Total Seats
Workshop ID
Open Seats
Payment Methods
Purchase Order and Credit Card
Kylene Beers and Bob Probst
Registration Begins
Registration Ends
10/1/2015 1:00 pm
Contact Phone
ELAR Teachers

Meeting Date Start Time End Time
9/30/2015 8:00am 3:00pm

STAAR Distinguished Speaker Series: Kylene Beers and Bob Probst (FA1531545)

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STAAR Distinguished Speaker Series: Kylene Beers and Bob Probst (FA1531545)

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