Nothing encourages deep, joyful comprehension more than having someone to talk to about what you read. This is as true for children as it is for adults. Through experiencing other perspectives, students learn new entry points for understanding text; and by participating in ongoing partnerships and book clubs, they have valuable opportunities to direct their own learning.

Research shows that reading comprehension “floats on a sea of talk (Britton, 2005).” In order to provide enriching, engaging instruction online or in person, it is important to provide children with opportunities for 1:1 dialogue with teachers, as well as student-to-student conversation around books.

In this 4 session, virtual mini-course, Dan Feigelson will:
  • provide a practical, step-by-step approach to conducting one-on-one reading conferences with students, both online and in person;
  • discuss strategies for establishing book club and partner routines;
  • suggest ideas for balancing this more independent work with end year expectations and standards;
  • recommend routines for supporting book clubs and partnerships once they are up and running.
Potential Audience
Educators Teaching Grades 2 to 8
Dan Feigelson has worked extensively in New York City schools as a principal, teacher, literacy coach, curriculum writer, and superintendent. An early member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, he leads institutes, workshops and lab-sites around the world on the teaching of reading and writing. A regular presenter at national and international conferences, Dan is the author of Reading Projects Reimagined: Student-Driven Conferences to Deepen Critical Thinking, and Practical Punctuation: Lessons in Rule Making and Rule Breaking in Elementary Writing. He lives in New York City and Columbia County, New York. Follow Dan on Twitter @danfeigelson

Each Session is for 2 Hours.
6th, 13th, 20th and 27th February 2021
London 9:00 am | Zurich 10:00 am | Dubai 1:00 pm | India 2:30 pm | Hong Kong 5:00 pm | Melbourne 8:00 pm
USD 400 Per Participant
USD 350 Per Participant for a Group of 5
USD 300 Per Participant for a Group of 12 and above
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 10 Professional Development Hours.
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