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ASTAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE|
- Under the Spell of Books -
June 2 & 3, 2006
Friday, June 2, 2006|
7:00 - 9:15pm
Student Union Ballroom, Rhode Island College
ASTAL was excited to welcome back Rhode Island author and keynote speaker at Friday night's "Under the Spell of Books" children's program Allen Kurzweil.
Saturday, June 3, 2006|
8:20am - 2:30pm
Donovan Dining Hall, Rhode Island College
ASTAL welcomed acclaimed Rhode Island author, Saturday keynote speaker, and recipient of the 2006 ASTAL Award for Contributions to the Field of Literature for Young People, David Macaulay.
ASTAL was also thrilled to welcome back Rhode Island author and Saturday lunch speaker Janet Taylor Lisle.
2006 Saturday Conference Workshops
Dialogue JournalingParticipants will engage in a dialogue journaling demonstration, learning how to manage a dialogue journaling project that will exercise students’ abilities to engage in the reading/writing connection with partners. This technique can be adapted in various content areas.
Tonya Curt-Hoard, Woonsocket Middle School
Kara Alling, Woonsocket Middle School
Literature and Psychology: A Natural ConnectionA naturally linked curriculum exists between literature and psychology. By considering various poems and pieces of short fiction, this workshop will present connections of the imaginative and the considered psyche of several American and British authors and 20th century psychological theorists.
Claire-Marie Hart, Beverly High School
Models of Reading and Writing in the Middle SchoolUsing Rhode Island state standards and the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP), this presentation will align content areas—math, social studies, science, and fine arts—with appropriate reading materials and models of writing. Teachers will learn to both investigate the types of writing tasks included in content-area assignments and, using an annotated list of young adult books, integrate reading into other content areas.
Sandra Powers, Hugh B. Bain Middle School, Cranston
Creating A Culture of Literacy in Middle SchoolsThis presentation showcases how teachers at Bain Middle School integrated reading and writing across the curriculum, promoting and strengthening literacy within the school. Find out about the Bain O.S.C.A.R.S, Hosting an Author, and Literacy in the Science Classroom.
Rhonda Asprinio, Hugh B. Bain Middle School, Cranston
Sheila Grace, Hugh B. Bain Middle School, Cranston
Mary Colannino, Hugh B. Bain Middle School, Cranston
Teaching Students to be Visually Literate and Socially AwareHow do we teach students to be visually literate so they can critically examine the power if images in photographs, television, advertising, fiction film and documentaries while, at the same time, test their assumptions about their social realm as depicted in this overly-mediated era?
Dr. Marian T. Gagnon, Johnson & Wales University
Judith Turchetta, Johnson & Wales University
Veggie Power: Alternate Sources of EngergyBenjamin Franklin wasn’t the only person who came across electricity in nature. This interdisciplinary workshop will demonstrate how a second-grade class applied Franklin’s notions of finding electricity from natural sources to the problem of providing power for model cars.
Laurie Parkerson, Henry Barnard School
John Arango, Henry Barnard School
Karen Capraro, Henry Barnard School
Why Jane and John Couldn’t Read, and How They LearnedHow do children at risk for failure become successful, highly skilled readers? Using case studies, this session presents new research and innovative approaches to literacy learning through the use of compelling materials, strategies, and activities that will engage children of all ages and abilities, K-12.
Rosalie Fink, Lesley University
APRIL 26, 2006 - ASTAL CONVERSATION SERIES - PAMELA CARROLL
On Wednesday, April 26, 2006, ASTAL hosted “A Conversation with Dr. Pamela ‘Sissi’ Carroll.” Dr. Carroll’s discussion was entitled "The Urgent Need for Literary Experiences in the Age of Accountability."
Dr. Carroll is Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Middle and Secondary Education at Florida State University. Her publications include books, chapters, and articles on literature (including young adult literature), middle grades literacy, and teaching and learning practices in the English language arts classrooms.
The ASTAL Conversation Series is jointly sponsored by Christopher-Gordon Publishers and the RIC Committee on College Lectures.
MARCH 7, 2006 - ASTAL AUTHORS SERIES - GRAHAM SALISBURY
On March 7, Graham Salisbury, author of Under the Blood Red Sun and Eyes of the Emperor spoke about his works in the RIC Student Union Ballroom. Over 90 people were in attendance for this entertaining and informational evening.
MARCH 4, 2006 - ASTAL SPRING LUNCHEON
Mark Allio, Beatrice Gormley and Mark Peter Hughes highlighted the list of new authors at this year's Luncheon. Natalie Babbitt, Kelly Easton, Lucinda Landon, and Janet Taylor Lisle returned for this year's event.
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