When: Wednesday April 15th, 2020
Where: Mideastern Region Office (601 Bethlehem Pike, Building C, Montgomeryville, PA 18936)
Studies who that young readers who feel a personal connection to what they are reading demonstrate better comprehension and derive greater enjoyment from their reading. They engage more thoroughly when they see ideas connecting to their own experiences and passions. They see themselves in new roles, have a clearer picture of historical events, and become more actively involved in learning scientific theories. Connections also help them bridge the gap between current knowledge and new material. Choosing strong, well-crafted nonfiction is a good first step toward building these connections.
Join author Aimée Bissonette for an interactive discussion about using nonfiction and, in particular, "Everyday Hero" stories to intentionally guide young readers to a discovery of how books connect to their lives. Participants will be provided with model classroom activities and a list of suggested "Everyday Hero" stories.
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