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English Language Arts & Reading (ELAR)
Champions of Literacy: Gretchen Bernabei

The English Language Arts team provides high quality services to teachers, administrators and instructional leaders alike. We are dedicated to providing clients with customized professional development and technical assistance that supports student achievement in reading and writing.

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Text Structures from the Masters: 50 Lessons and Nonfiction Mentor Texts to Help Students Write Their Way In and Read Their Way Out of Every Imainable Genre

Using powerful historical documents as a springboard for reading and writing instruction, this session reaches students in social studies and history classrooms as well as those in ELAR instruction. Lessons may include:

·         Write your own:  “Picking up the Pieces” 

·         Connection:  Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation

·         Itches and Scratches:  Busting myths about academic writing

·         Write about a character:  “A Bad Situation a Lot of Us are In”

·         Connection:  Lester Hunter’s song

·         Write refusals:  “No, Thank You”

·         Connection:  Letter to William and Mary College, the Indians of the Six Nations

·         Write persuasively:  “Problem-Solution Message”

·         Connection:  The Declaration of Independence

·         Ways to use this book across content areas

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(6) CEU
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English Language Arts & Reading (ELAR)
30 sessions
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Cyndi Pina
Abigail Rayburn
Cyndi Pina
Shannon Abercrombie
Date Time Location
11/16/2017 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - Atascosa Bandera Bexar Dimmit Frio Kendall Rooms
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208


1314 Hines San Antonio, TX 78208 | Phone: 210-370-5200 | Map