Write to Learn with Matt Glover/Dr. Sam’s Literacy Today article
Dr. Sam Bommarito
Two important developments this week.
THE WRITE TO LEARN CONFERENCE HAS GONE VIRTUAL- MATT GLOVER IS FIRST UP- Starts Oct. 1st
The Write to Learn Conference is special to me for a number of reasons I have mentioned before. My very first blog post was made from a hotel room while I was at the conference. I’ve done many presentations at Write to Learn over the years. Finally, I am President of the Missouri Literacy Association. MLA has sponsored/co-sponsored the WTL conference for a couple of decades now. MATT GLOVER will kick off the sessions for this year’s virtual Write to Learn conference. It’s definitely the place to be this fall! You can’t go wrong starting off your school year’s writing program with tips and insights from this icon in the field of writing instruction. I’ve already signed up- see you there!
Here is the link to conference information/registration: https://web.cvent.com/event/bf32ad3e-cd74-4eaf-87b3-ca33a66b00fd/summary
MY ARTICLE, PUBLISHED THIS WEEK IN LITERACY TODAY
This article was originally published in the September/October 2020 issue of Literacy Today. Copyright 2020 International Literacy Association. In it I argue for taking a centrist position in the Reading Wars. I also argue for making the discourse within the Great Debate in Reading more civil by having folks talk more and bicker less. A great example of such a discourse happened this week when the two TIms talked about the science of reading. Tim Rasinski made the case for the teaching of reading as both art and science. Tim Shanahan made the case for following research and gave useful insights and information into the origins and importance of the term science of reading. I’ll have more to say about that next week as I talk about their important session at a recent ILA event.
Here is my article from Literacy Today
Dr. Sam Bommarito aka the centrist thinker trying to use ideas from all sides
Copyright 2020 by Dr. Sam Bommarito. Views/interpretations expressed here are solely the view of this author and do not necessarily reflect the views of any other person or organization.
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