Have you ever wondered why students “just don’t get it” when they read a comic or a humorous piece of literature? Or when they find a serious article somewhat funny? Being able to perceive the writer’s tone is a basic reading skill, though it requires critical thinking and is often difficult to teach. The reader must comprehend the text, consider the writer’s attitude, and make a judgment about the author’s purpose for writing. This webinar focuses on some of the strategies to use with students to increase their ability to discern an author’s tone and purpose in both fiction and non-fiction works.
Building Capacity for Florida ABE to GED Prep Programs (Palm Beach County)
The Building Capacity for Florida GED® and ABE Programs initiative is being delivered via regional trainings throughout Florida. This full-day training includes four mini-sessions that integrate materials from the 2018 GEDTS® Summer Institute, as well as research-based materials developed by the institute’s trainers for the purpose of modeling the integration of skills from ABE to GED® Prep Programs. Sessions include a “math grab bag” that provides activities aligned to standards on the TABE 11 and 12, as well as building skills for GED® success. Two sessions focus on language arts skills, such as the conventions of Standard English, sentence structure, beginning writing skills and transitioning writing tasks from ABE to beginning GED® Prep. A session on what’s new in the TABE 11 and 12 and how to integrate these standards into the classroom is also included.
Join the IPDAE Lead Trainers at one of the regional workshops scheduled for this fall. Scripted PowerPoints, teacher guides, ready-to-use activities for the classroom, and an overview of IPDAE materials that align to the standards are provided to each attendee. Don’t miss this event and the opportunity to help “build capacity” in our state through training others and assisting students in achieving their goal of improving their academic skills and successfully passing the GED® test.
Date: Friday, February 22, 2018 (8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.)
9482 Mac Arthur Blvd
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403
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