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Session Number:
G 8
Time:
10:30am - 12:00pm
Room Number:
AH 116
Speaker:
Geri Lorway
Session Host:
Kate Hipkin

Curriculum Focus:

Grade Level:
DIV I, DIV II,
Title:
I Wonder...... Connecting Children’s Literature to Science Inquiry
Topic:
Research confirms, using literature in science class can improve student achievement. Ideas to try on Monday? You bet
Summary:
“I wonder” prompts abound in children’s literature! Join me as I jump into some wonderful books, both fiction and non fiction that can become a source of inspiration and engagement for even the most reluctant reader. As we sample from a variety of new and old favourites I will share tips, techniques and tasks that prompt connections to literacy, numeracy and the competencies. Comprehension matters and is best developed through authentic reading, writing and problem solving. I will suggest ways you can use literature prompts to develop science inquiries that weave together foundational skills for language arts and mathematics and align to a range of outcomes across the grades in the Science curriculum. Research confirms, using literature in science class can improve student achievement. Ideas to try on Monday? You bet.
Biography:
Known for her passion and energy, Geri ‘s presentations challenge participants to reflect, to question, to argue and reason. But not too serious: Laugh out loud, stomp your feet and clap. There will be joy in teaching! Changing the future, one mind at a time.
 

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