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Thursday, November 2 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Bridging Developmental Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking Using Thematic Units

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Integrating reading, writing, and critical thinking equally can be challenging. Thematic units provide the platform to support all three crucial areas equally. This panel will demonstrate the planning of engaging thematic units using backwards design, share classroom-tested units, and describe strategies for experiences in reading, writing, and critical thinking.

The presentation content will be delivered though PowerPoint, interactive classroom case studies, and small and large group discussion. The chair will begin with an overview of backwards design and components of effective thematic units. Using this framework, three panelists will demonstrate how they translate this research/theory into practice using sample lessons and student work. The chair will then facilitate an interactive discussion in which participants will share ideas for adopting thematic units in their respective classrooms. This will also be an opportunity for dialogue between the panelists and presenters.

Thursday November 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Pennsylvania East