Pat and I are very thankful for each and every teacher (and educator) who attended the session. Our session’s room held 75. People stood by the walls, sat on the floors, kept the backdoors open, the side doors open, and were quiet as mice so over 120 people were in the room and over 50-75 patiently strained to hear outside the room. We are grateful. Today at 10:30 we have a book signing at 10:30 at the Pearson booth, 800, in the exhibit hall. International Reading Association attendance is way down to roughly 3700 attendees this February. We are appreciative for each and every person who attended our session.
See you there! International Reading Association in Phoenix. Pat Cunningham and I will talk about how to do the Thinking Theme Strategy. We have movie footage of students. It is awesome!
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The teacher and students read lots of books about a theme. The students are studying a character trait or theme. The students easily identify the theme in a book.
Which characters in _____ (name of the book) do you think show courage, and how do they show it?
Pat Cunningham and I are presenting our book at the International Reading Association on Sunday. Our session is Comprehension Strategy: Thinking Theme (Higher Level Thinking and Big Ideas). It is hosted in the Phoenix Convention Center in room W211B. I can’t wait! I hope to see you all there!
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