Session:  Building Background Knowledge while Growing Classroom Community Using Text Sets

Presenters:  Kerri Messler, Carmella Parente

In this session, participants will be immersed in a text set focused on diversity and inclusion. Through the inquiry cycle, teachers will engage as learners in carefully curated text sets that guide them through a deeper understanding of a theme. Presenters will deconstruct the learning cycle so that teachers can see the pedagogical moves and functions that allowed for deeper understanding, engagement, and creation of schema and background knowledge. This session experience will engage participants in a text set that explores the need for acceptance and benefits of diversity.  

Grade Levels:  3-8

Format:  Model Lesson/Practice

Number of Participants:  0-50

Areas of Focus:  Developmental Literacy, Pedagogy and Instructional Design, culturally Responsive Design, Comprehension, HLP's, Instructional Design, Interdisciplinary Instruction, CRE
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