Notice & Note in Nonfiction - Supporting Nonfiction Reading across All Content Areas (Gr. 6-12)

Questions? Contact Amy Ruppert, program assistant at 920.236.0562

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Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Erin Loritz
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location: CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd. 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Facility: Conference Center-SMART Thinking
1/26/2018 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM Q&A 2:30 - 3:00 P.M.

Take a deep dive with us into the work of Kylene Beers and Robert Probst through their text, Reading Nonfiction-Notice & Note Stances, Signposts and Strategies. In this workshop, participants will examine the six signposts that help readers notice significant moments in nonfiction texts. Additionally, we will examine text-dependent questions, rigor and text complexity and ways to support reading of texts across all content areas. Multiple examples and strategies will be shared. Teachers will leave this session equipped with ideas for immediate implementation of signposts into their instruction.

Workshop objectives

Teachers will:

  1. Understand the connection between the strategies presented and the Common Core State Standards.
  2. Examine the research behind the strategies and why they work.
  3. Have a process for implementation into their curriculum.

Who should attend?
6-12th grade ELA teachers and content teachers whose courses include reading nonfiction texts, Literacy Coaches and Administrators.

Teacher Standards
WES1The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for pupils.
WES4The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies, including the use of technology to encourage children’s development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
WES7The teacher organizes and plans systematic instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, pupils, the community, and curriculum goals.
WES9The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effect of his or her choices and actions on pupils, parents, professionals in the learning community and others and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
Administrator Standards
WAS2The administrator leads by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared by the school community.
EP Teacher
TPES2Standard 2: Instructional Planning
TPES3Standard 3: Instructional Delivery
TPES4Standard 4: Assessment For and Of Learning
DPI Teacher
DD1Domain 1 : Planning and Preparation
DD3Domain 3 : Instruction
EP Educational Specialist
ESPES1Standard 1: Professional Knowledge
ESPES4Standard 4: Program Planning and Management
ESPES5Standard 5: Program Delivery
EP School Administrator
SAPES1Standard 1: Leadership for Student Learning
DPI Principal
WPD12Domain 1.2: Instructional Leadership


CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received 48 business hours before the scheduled date for a refund to be issued. Because attendance at most sessions is limited, persons registering and not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email or phone if a cancellation occurs.