NCTE offers consultants and services on adolescent literacy instruction that supports teacher effectiveness and improves student achievement. NCTE's extended learning opportunities include the Adolescent Literacy Pathways Program, Web Seminars and adolescent literacy books for study groups.
Consultants are available to present one-day or multi-day presentations or provide year-round consulting. All workshops and presentations can be customized to meet your specific needs.
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Popular Culture and Literacy Development in 6-12 Classrooms
Consultant: Ernest Morrell
This multimodal interactive workshop will explore the possibilities for educators to include popular culture in their curricula to increase the academic and critical literacy development of their students.
Content Area Literacy: Reading for Meaning
Consultant: Peggy Albers
In this single or multiple-day workshop, teachers will understand how the reading process works, and how learners make sense of content materials. Teachers will learn the significance of understanding text structures within content materials and reader stances, and how to use these structures and stances to support students’ writing.
Popular Culture and Literacy Development
Consultant: Korina Jocson
Audience: Grades K-5 and 6-12 teachers, teacher educators, literacy coaches
Focus: Integrating popular culture into English language arts
This workshop will provide an overview of popular culture and will examine various examples of music, film, books, magazines, and other popular cultural texts relevant in the lives of young people. Participants will consider current trends in popular culture as one means to innovate practice, motivate reluctant readers/writers, and address the literacy achievement gap. Participants will have an opportunity to interpret texts, work in small groups, and apply ideas particular to their own contexts.
Updating the Standards: Bridging the Gaps
Consultant: William Kist
Drawing from his real-world work with districts across the country and the most up-to-date research on college readiness, Dr. Kist can facilitate your curriculum and instruction transition into the 21st century. A process of revision that works from models provided by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and the ACT College Readiness Standards will be followed and embedded with many “real world” examples of multi-modal assignments and assessments.
The Secret Lure of Poetry: Hooking the Reluctant Reader and Writer
Consultant: Ingrid Wendt
Audiences: Teachers, Student Assemblies, Demonstration Classes with Students
By 6th grade, most students have developed a resistance to poetry, thinking it is either silly, irrelevant, or too difficult to understand. Bringing her 30+ years as a visiting poet in hundreds of classrooms, Ingrid has developed hands-on writing strategies – based on her book Starting with Little Things – to open the door to “the poet within,” and in so doing, to help students feel more open to poetry in general.
Active Literacy Learning Requires Active Teaching
Consultant: Katherine McKnight Audience: Grade Level: 4-12
The current model for teaching and learning promotes the ideas and notions that classrooms should be interactive where learning activities are a result of the partnership between the classroom teacher and the students. Students have a voice in their learning and are encouraged to be active participants in the classroom.
Content Area Literacy Strategies
Consultant: Katherine McKnight Audience: Grade Level: 6-12
This workshop will explore the theory and practice involved in teaching content reading at the middle and secondary school level. It focuses on the literacy processes, which involves listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In addition, building on general knowledge of teaching literacy in middle and secondary schools, this workshop provides exploration of the methods of teaching reading and writing within the content areas.