Abracadabra! Creating Rigorous, Multi-Genre Instructional Units Using the Magic of Children’s Literature!

Abracadabra! Creating Rigorous, Multi-Genre Instructional Units Using the Magic of Children’s Literature!, grades 3 – 5.

Girl Reading in School

Discover innovative ways to maximize the “magic” of children’s literature to create rigorous, high-interest instructional units. Sandra shares her unique experience as a National Board Certified teacher, literacy specialist, and published children’s author to create dynamic units of instruction that are abracadabra magical!

The Common Core Standards give us new opportunity to review and expand how we use children’s literature in our classrooms. There is little children’s literature can’t do! This session will show participants how to use children’s literature to:

Introduce complex ideas
Share new ideas from around the world
Present issues that may be sensitive
Encourage student engagement through varied formats that may better align with diverse learning styles
Even teach improved skill and strategy in writing instruction and more!
• Participants will make their own magic by planning a classroom-ready instructional unit.

Make & Share Sessions: In these hands-on sessions, teachers are directed in creating their own instructional units that align with their classroom learning objectives and the national standards. Ideas and guidance to identify reading materials, to prepare instructional materials and to assess student performance will be provided.