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Novel Study, grades 6-12

How can you craft a clear, manageable and responsive approach to help your students become better readers, writers and thinkers? Novels! Replace traditional novel study and worksheet packet with increased opportunities for wide reading with peers, innovative ways to respond in writing and sustained motivation. You will return to the classroom this upcoming school year equipped with a new approach to literacy discussions. This session will focus on identifying the skills your students need to learn, choosing whole-class text that will be relevant to your students, developing a scope and sequence for each novel, aligning with the new ELAR standards and investigating how to guide students to choice books and books clubs through modeling of pedagogical strategies and challenging our students. 


Note: this training was also held in the summer of 2020. If you have already attended, but believe a second attendance would be beneficial, you are welcome to register. 


Important Session Information:

This session will be a virtual, self-paced training that will take place over a two-week period. You will receive an email inviting you to a Canvas course with a recommended timeline to complete the coursework. On July 19, 2021, there will be a 1-hour Zoom check-in* in order to discuss the learning, and set the next steps. The session will close in ESCWorks on August 2, 2021, in order to begin the process of awarding credit. 

*Attendance at the Zoom check-in, as well as active engagement throughout the Canvas course, is required to be awarded the full six hours of CPE credit. 

Enhanced Curriculum Co-op and Comprehensive Campuses may attend at no additional fee.


Dimension 1.1: Standards and Alignment, Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students, Dimension 1.4: Activities, Dimension 2.2: Content Knowledge and Expertise

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) CPE
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Larissa Mezynski
Larissa Mezynski
Date Time Location
7/19/2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Online Location

ESC Region 12 | 2101 West Loop 340 | Waco TX 76712 | 254-297-1212