Students need to read with the keenness and care that craftsmen put into their work. Carol Jago will demonstrate how to teach the craft of reading by helping students consider what particular texts are saying, to whom the text is addressed, and for whom the text is speaking. Crafty readers explore the workings of stories, articles, visual texts, video, and poems and in so doing better comprehend and are able to respond more fully to what they have read.
The educational need for a reading resurgence is clear. Too many young people consider literacy a school-based exercise rather than a life-long enterprise. Persuading them to think differently requires crafty teaching.
Participants will garner ideas and learn protocols for fostering independence in readers — without which we will never get to proficiency. Carol will demonstrate ways to provided scaffolding for reluctant readers and how to make assessment a natural part of the learning process. The session will also showcase book titles sure to pique students’ interest.
About Carol Jago
Carol Jago has taught English in middle and high school for 32 years and is associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA. She served as president of the National Council of Teachers of English and chair of the College Board’s English Academic Advisory committee. She has published many books with Heinemann including With Rigor for All: Meeting Standards for Reading Literature and Cohesive Writing: Why Concept Is Not Enough. She has also published books on contemporary multicultural authors for NCTE. Carol edits California English the journal of the California Association of Teachers of English and worked on the planning committee for the 2009 National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) Reading Framework and the 2011 NAEP Writing Framework. In 2015 Carol was awarded the International Literacy Association’s Adolescent Literacy Thought Leader Award and in 2016 the CEL Exemplary Leadership Award. She has been named by the U.S. Department of Education to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board overseeing the NAEP assessments.