Notice and Note Workshops
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Overview of Sessions: Notice & Note is a close reading strategy created by Kylene Beers and Bob Probst. The Notice & Note strategy applies signposts, or visual text features that support and deepen student comprehension through both inquiry and dialogic practice. Intended session outcomes include: understanding the Notice & Note Close Reading fiction and nonfiction signposts, engaging signposts within simple and complex text, and creating an introductory Notice & Note Close Reading lesson classroom-ready.

Presenters: Lori Bolone, ESC of Lake Erie West Program Consultant Literacy & Taryn Miley, Springfield Director of Elementary Curriculum

Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm; Registration will start at 8:30 am

Target Audience: Teachers in Grades 4-10

Location: ESC of Lake Erie West, 2275 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH 43620

Cost per Workshop: $20 for member districts and sponsored community schools; $50 for non-member districts and all other schools. Participants will be on their own for lunch.

Materials: It is the participants responsibility to order the book that accompanies this training. The book will be used throughout the training and it is strongly recommended that individuals purchase and bring the book to the training

Contact Hours: 5 Contact Hours
September 12th - Literary Notice and Note
This workshop will explore the strategy of close reading through Kylene Beers and Robert Probst’s Notice and Note Signposts. Information and materials shared can be used instantly within the classroom. Participants will leave the session with an understanding of how anchor standards can influence planning of literary close reading lessons and how teaching students to identify common sign posts can deepen comprehension and connections to the text.
September 25th - Non Fiction Notice and Note
This workshop will focus on non-fiction close reading strategies. Based upon the evidenced work of Kylene Beers and Bob Probst, all information and materials shared can be used immediately within the classroom.
Participants will leave the session with an understanding of how anchor standards can influence planning of non-fiction text close reading lessons and how teaching students to identify common sign posts can deepen comprehension and connections to the text.