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Whole Novels at the 15th Annual Language Series: Exploring Academic Language & Literacy Development

Come to Bank Street on Saturday, November 8, 2014 for the The 15th Annual Language Series! Ariel Sacks will presenting an interactive workshop featuring literacy and literature practices from Whole Novels for the Whole Class, along with many other wonderfully student-centered and practical workshops. 

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Details on the Language Series:

This special event supports educators in understanding the critical role that language plays in the social and academic success of all students. Come and re-energize your practice by learning from experts in the field. They will share multiple ways to promote and support social and academic language growth in today's diverse educational settings that may include multilingual learners as well as students who have difficulties acquiring or developing language. 

Connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will be made throughout the conference, keeping in mind that CCSS places all four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking, squarely at the center, as the motor that drives curriculum and instruction for social and academic development. 

A panel of leaders and researchers, a keynote presentation, as well as workshops with experienced practitioners will inspire and engage you through hands-on activities and specific examples. As a participant, you will take away concrete ideas for immediate implementation in your settings.

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Free Whole Novels PD and Book Signing @ Brooklyn Prospect!
5:00 PM17:00

Free Whole Novels PD and Book Signing @ Brooklyn Prospect!

  • Brooklyn Prospect Charter School (Windsor Terrace) (map)
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Come to a free interactive PD session with *tangible takeaways* followed by a reception (free food and wine!) and book signing at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School.  

Transportation by train:  F or G train to Fort Hamilton Parkway.  

Transportation by car from Manhattan, Queens, Bronx: I-278 W (BQE) to Exit 24 (NY-27E Prospect Expwy). Take Exit 5 to Fort Hamilton Parkway. Continue onto Fort Hamilton Parkway for 2 blocks. The school is on your left. 


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Join me on Twitter for #ELAChat on Dec. 3rd 8pm EST!
8:00 PM20:00

Join me on Twitter for #ELAChat on Dec. 3rd 8pm EST!

I will be hosting an #ELAChat on Whole Novels for the Whole Class on December 3rd at 8pm Eastern time.  This is a great way to connect with other ELA and reading teachers around this most important topic. 

Are you new to Twitter? Twitter is an amazing place to stay connected to other educators, get links to great blog posts and articles in your line of interest.  Start by going to and following the directions to create an account. Be sure to follow @arielsacks! Then search for #ELAChat, and you'll be able to follow all of the tweets in this discussion.


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