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Language Arts Course Offerings

  • Jan
    10
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 3:00pm

    Word study and vocabulary building continue to be hot topics. Recent research tells us that many traditional techniques for building student vocabulary are not effective. Together we will examine the Michigan standards to identify the word study focus of each grade band, while considering which areas of word study must be ongoing in the secondary grades. Learn how to best incorporate word study into a unit, and which strategies and techniques help the learning stick!

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  • Jan
    15
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    To provide educators with an understanding of a balanced literacy framework and its components.

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  • Jan
    23
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    “Fix” your workshop issues and “up” your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Conferring - Construct a careful student writing conference.

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  • Jan
    23
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    "Fix" your workshop issues and guph your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Non-Fiction - Build a solid foundation for your non]fiction units.

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  • Feb
    12
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 3:00pm

    The Michigan ELA standards set student proficiency expectations in three types of writing: narrative, informational, and argumentation. Each of these types of writing has distinct characteristics, but how do we keep writing interesting and fresh for students (AND teachers!)? This session will reacquaint participants with the writing and language standards, then look at some different types of writing tasks that help build students’ skills. Target Audience: Secondary ELA Teachers

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  • Feb
    13
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    "Fix" your workshop issues and guph your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Non-Fiction - Build a solid foundation for your non-fiction units

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  • Feb
    13
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    "Fix" your workshop issues and guph your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Grammar - Use your work with the units as a conduit for grammar instruction.

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  • Feb
    14
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Join your literacy leader colleagues in bi-monthly collaboration and conversation meetings.

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  • Feb
    28
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 3:00am

    Teachers assess student learning in many ways, and for different purposes. This session asks participants to take a critical look at the match between standards, instruction and assessment. Using Fisher and Frey’s book Developing Assessment-Capable Visible Learners as a guide, we will examine ways to maximize the time we spend interpreting and acting on assessment data. Participants can expect to leave with ideas about how to: · begin to understand how to match assessment tasks to learning targets · actively involve students in the assessment process · incorporate student goal-setting and progress-monitoring · use high-quality feedback to improve the cycle of instruction and assessment

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  • Feb
    28
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 6:00pm

    All Macomb ACRI-AARI teachers are welcome to attend and collaborate with our county coaches and fellow ACRI-AARI teachers.

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  • Mar
    05
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 3:00pm

    Independent reading allows student choice in what, when and how they read. But how does a teacher coordinate and monitor student progress? In this session, we will explore the research around the benefits and challenges of incorporating independent reading into the secondary classroom through student book clubs, literature circles and sustained silent reading (SSR). We will examine research about using a reader´s workshop approach to improve each student´s reading . Topics will include how to build and maintain a classroom library, how to get students engaged in reading on their own, and how to work with students to set and meet reading goals. By the end of the session, participants will have some concrete ideas about how and why to incorporate independent reading into their curriculum. Participants please bring one student-appropriate novel they have read on the day of the session.

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  • Mar
    05
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    “Fix” your workshop issues and “up” your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Revision - Revisit revision as a primer for instruction

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  • Mar
    05
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    "Fix" your workshop issues and guph your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Poetry - Beautify your students writing with poetry.

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  • Mar
    13
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:45am

    Summer reading loss contributes greatly to achievement gaps. Learn the research behind summer reading loss with strategies to prevent it. Why let all that hard work you have done throughout the year lag? Instead, put a plan in place to sustain your efforts. This (2) half day session event will consist of reading assigned pages outside of workshop time. Attendance at each session will include a discussion and debrief of the assigned pages.

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  • Mar
    20
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 3:00pm

    Students need to be able to notice key features of texts as they read. Many students struggle with this task, but what can teachers do about it? In this session, participants will discover instructional ‘signposts’ they can use to help students comprehend texts. Two professional books from authors Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst are included in this session: Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading and Reading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies. Participants will explore these two resources to help demystify both literary and informational texts for students at all reading levels. Together we will begin to consider how these signposts can be used in an instructional model that includes modeled reading, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading. This in an introductory session geared to teachers who are new to using the signposts, or have recently begun to incorporate them into their instruction and would like some review and support.

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  • Mar
    28
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Join your literacy leader colleagues in bi-monthly collaboration and conversation meetings.

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  • Apr
    23
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 3:00pm

    Description of Workshop: Do you want to help your students have more engaging presentations? Are you interested in holding more effective classroom discussions? This session will examine what speaking and listening skills students need to build and develop during their secondary education. Explore ways to set clear expectations, assess student performance, and provide opportunities for feedback and reflection. Target Audience: Secondary Teachers

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  • Apr
    25
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 6:00pm

    All Macomb ACRI-AARI teachers are welcome to attend and collaborate with our county coaches and fellow ACRI-AARI teachers.

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  • May
    09
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Join your literacy leader colleagues in bi-monthly collaboration and conversation meetings.

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  • Nov
    28
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    “Fix” your workshop issues and “up” your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Opinion - Secure your footing in the opinion units.

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