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Friday, July 29 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Teaching Empathy Through Literature and the Web

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Realistic fiction offers students the opportunity to learn about people and cultures from around the world. The web provides the connection between students and people from around the world. Using these two resources, lessons can be created that engage and challenge your students to read more and with greater understanding. We will share classroom examples of books used with students and how we connected fiction to the real world. We will focus on literature appropriate for grade 5 - 9. The concepts can be adapted for all grades.

 


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avatar for Chris Burnett

Chris Burnett

Language Arts Chairperson, Mount Clemens Junior High School
Chris has been an 8th grade English and Reading teacher as well as Department Chairperson with the Mount Clemens Community Schools for 14 years. She has been involved with distance learning programs promoting authentic audiences since March 1999. Her blog “The Clem” www.theclem.org has been an avenue for her students to publish their writing to an authentic audience. Chris was awarded the Pioneering Partners Award for her programs She... Read More →
avatar for James Wenzloff

James Wenzloff

Learning Mentor, November Learning
Before joining the November Learning team, Jim was a teacher, Technology Director and Interactive Media Consultant at Macomb Intermediate School District in Michigan. As a consultant with our team, he works with districts in providing teacher and administrative trainings and conducts curriculum evaluations at a school and district level. | Jim has presented keynotes and workshops at local, state-wide and national conferences, including the... Read More →


Friday July 29, 2011 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Terrace - Lower Lobby