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The Key to Getting ALL Students Understanding and Interpreting Complex Texts

You can empower students to own their learning and the language of complex texts. You can create opportunities for ALL students to interact, inquire, and discover amazing things for themselves. Your classes can be buzzing with student voices, whether it’s online, in person, or hybrid.

Experience firsthand a literacy methodology that thousands of teachers have called “transformative.” Working with a range of texts, from Adichie to Alvarez to Shakespeare, practice the core principles and strategies of a radically equitable and effective way of teaching texts in secondary classrooms. Learn how to get every single student not only understanding but also speaking back to a vast range of texts. Walk through the most essential strategies for getting ALL students thinking deeply about words and ideas, making inferences and interpretations, and feeling confident in their ability to grapple with complexity. With these language-based techniques, any student can make meaning from any text—all on their own.

You’ll leave this edWebinar with practical tools you can use in class tomorrow and forever and learn why teachers all over the country call Folger workshops “the best PD of my life.” This presentation will be of interest to teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, literacy specialists, English learner specialists, and curriculum specialists of the upper elementary through higher education levels. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

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