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NCTE National Convention

After meeting Andi, Angela, Beth, and Molly at the WLU Conference in Louisville last month, I decided to attend the 2007 NCTE Convention in New York City. (Those four ladies will also be presenting at NCTE on 11/17 in a session called “OBSERVING DIVERISTY: A 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOM INQUIRY JOURNEY.”) I received the convention preview newspaper today and was pleased to see a preview of some of the session topics for writing and assessment. After getting excited to see all of the great sample sessions listed I went online to the NCTE: My Convention Schedule Page and selected K-5 Topics, for the days I wanted, and with the focus of writing. Boy oh boy! I better plan on getting a good night’s sleep before the Convention because there’s going to be a lot for me to see and do once I get to NYC. Here’s my tentative plan (which is subject to change):

Saturday:
9:30 a.m.: WHERE HAS ALL THE REAL CHOICE GONE? REVISITING AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT IN WRITING INSTRUCTION with Peter H. Johnston and Katie Wood Ray
1:15 p.m.: WRITERS LEARNING FROM AUTHORS IN AN ESL CLASSROOM with Carol Bedard
2:45 p.m.: LITERACIES ON THE MARGINS: INVITING STUDENTS INTO THE CONVERSATION with Nicole Johnson and others
4:15 p.m.: MAPPING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN WRITERS AND READERS: THE INFLUENCE OF AUDIENCE IN THREE CONTEXTS with Shanon Benson

Sunday:
8:30 a.m.: INSPIRING GREAT WRITING with Jody Polleck
11:30 a.m. CHILDREN BETWEEN WORLDS: ARE YOU A SETTLER? with Peter Sis
1:00 p.m.: OF LITERACIES AND JUSTICE FOR ALL with Lora Zill

Can you tell I’m really looking forward to this conference?

Stacey Shubitz View All

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

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  1. Yipee — I’m glad you’ve decided to attend, earlier this year, you had mentioned it wasn’t going to work out. I’ll be there too! 🙂

    Did you see Jonathan Kozal & Amy Tan are going to be there too?

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