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EDCE 6610

Extending Reading and Writing

Using Mentor Texts to Support Creative and Informational Writing

Participants explore how to establish a literature-centered reading and writing classroom using mentor texts. Guided by The PLN Frameworks (The Five Reading Writing Talking Processes and The Four Lenses of Learning) participants explore the impact of providing good literature in the classroom as a springboard for the development of improved reading and writing skills.

Discussions and demonstrations focus on the study of author’s craft, book art, writing styles and the importance of providing self-selection in the classroom. Practical suggestions for active engagement and independent and group activities using literature, oral and written composing across the curriculum are also examined during this course.