3-8-2019, 4-12-2019 Teaching Reading and Writing for Academic Purposes

First Literacy Two-Session Workshop Registration

Teaching Reading and Writing for Academic Purposes

Friday, March 8 and Friday, April 12, 2019
1:00 – 4:00 PM (snacks and networking at 12:30 PM)
First Literacy
160 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor, Boston

(Across from Boston Common)

This workshop is intended for teachers with high intermediate or advanced students; material is suitable for transitions to college, HiSET, and GED level learners. Participants will learn strategies to help students read and write effectively for academic purposes by

  • engaging in activities that help students comprehend complex texts;
  • exploring rubrics that help students track their own progress in expository writing;
  • reviewing the basics of academic language, including how to understand an assignment; and
  • using the tools from the workshop to design an activity to take back to their own students. 

Cynthia Peters
is the Editor of The Change Agent. She provides professional development to various regions, states, cities, and programs across the U.S. She is also a long-time ABE and ESOL teacher. 
Lenore Balliro is the Director of Professional Development at First Literacy. She began her 30+-year career working with academically underprepared college-bound students.

 A commitment to attend both sessions is asked of all participants.  Space is limited, so register early!

We look forward to seeing you then!

This workshop is free to staff of all Massachusetts non-profit ABE and ESOL programs.

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