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Tuesday, January 22 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engaging ALL Readers in Genre Study: An Inquiry Approach
The presentation will begin with a explanation of why the understanding of genre is significant in processing texts with high levels of comprehension and essential to having the knowledge and skills to write in a specific genre. References will be made to the work of Randy Bomer, Heather Lattimer, and Gay Su Pinnell.

Next, participants will be led through the six major steps of creating a genre study: 1. Collect. 2. Immerse. 3. Study. 4. Define. 5. Teach. 6. Read and Revise. This Genre Study is an inquiry-based model which strongly encourages and values the contributions of each reader in the class, regardless of reading ability. Collaboration and authentic conversation are key. (Based on work of Fountas & Pinnell, Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books.)

The presenter will share her own "case study" of Genre Study in a classroom, suggestions for implementing a Genre Study as a part of a reading/writing workshop, and lists of exemplar books for each genre.

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Sherry Kinzel

Sherry Kinzel is a trainer for the Literacy Collaborative at The Ohio State University. She currently trains literacy coaches for elementary and middle schools. She also provides professional development for teachers, coaches, and principals in implementing effective literacy pra... Read More →

Tuesday January 22, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
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