MELIT - Harnessing the Power of Writing to Develop Literate Minds

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Manitoba Early Literacy Intervention Teachers (MELIT)

Location: Virtual

Date: October 21, 2022

Program
09:00 am - 09:15 am - Welcome, Housekeeping and short AGM
09:15 am - 10:15 am - The Power and Purpose of Interactive Writing
10:15 am - 10:40 am - Break
10:40 am - 11:40 am - Using Interactive Writing to Teach Foundational Skill: Part 1
11:40 am - 01:00 pm - Lunch
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm - Using Interactive Writing to Teach Foundational Skill: Part 2
02:00 pm - 02:20 pm - Break
02:20 pm - 03:20 pm - Meaningful Writing and Reading, Too!
03:20 pm - 03:30 pm - Wrap Up (Thank You's, Book Draw, Announcements, etc.)

Membership and Conference Fees
MELIT Conference Fee .................................…..$40
MELIT Membership & Conference Fee ...........$30
MELIT 2022-2023 Membership Fee .…………....$20
MELIT Student Fee..............................................$20 (includes membership)

Notes
Payment is due at the time of registration. Please have payment ready.

Questions and concerns contact Helen Proulx at helen.proulx@sjasd.ca or Heather Bell at heather.bell@sjasd.ca

Looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

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Sessions - 9:15 AM-10:15 AM

Harnessing the Power of Writing to Develop Literate Minds

This session will highlight the important role IW plays in language development and reading. C.C. will also provide an overview of IW and will address scheduling and management issues that if left unaddressed can create barriers for this effective practice.

Presenter: C.C. Bates

C.C. Bates is Professor of Literacy Education at Clemson University and the Director of the Early Literacy Center for South Carolina. She has written 30+ scholarly publications and developed the Record of Reading app for oral reading assessment, which has been downloaded over 400,000 times. Bates is also the author of Interactive Writing: Developing Readers through Writing (Benchmark) and the co-author of The Next Step Forward in Running Records (Scholastic). She is married and has two children.

Time: 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Suitable for: All Educators, Administration, Student Teachers


Sessions - 10:40 AM-11:40 AM

Using Interactive Writing to Teach Foundational Skill: Part 1

In the first part of this two-part session, C.C. will examine how the creation of text during IW supports the teaching of foundational skills including print referencing, phonological awareness, and the alphabetic principle.

Presenter: C.C. Bates

C.C. Bates is Professor of Literacy Education at Clemson University and the Director of the Early Literacy Center for South Carolina. She has written 30+ scholarly publications and developed the Record of Reading app for oral reading assessment, which has been downloaded over 400,000 times. Bates is also the author of Interactive Writing: Developing Readers through Writing (Benchmark) and the co-author of The Next Step Forward in Running Records (Scholastic). She is married and has two children.

Time: 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Suitable for: All Educators, Administration, Student Teachers


Sessions - 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Using Interactive Writing to Teach Foundational Skill: Part 2

In the second part of this two-part session, C.C. will examine how the creation of text during IW supports the teaching of foundational skills including phonics and decoding, orthographic mapping, and word automaticity.

Presenter: C.C. Bates

C.C. Bates is Professor of Literacy Education at Clemson University and the Director of the Early Literacy Center for South Carolina. She has written 30+ scholarly publications and developed the Record of Reading app for oral reading assessment, which has been downloaded over 400,000 times. Bates is also the author of Interactive Writing: Developing Readers through Writing (Benchmark) and the co-author of The Next Step Forward in Running Records (Scholastic). She is married and has two children.

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Suitable for: All Educators, Administration, Student Teachers


Sessions - 2:20 PM-3:20 PM

Meaningful Writing and Reading, Too!

Reading is much more than calling out words on the page. In this session, C.C. will discuss how to use IW to teach reading fluency and comprehension. She will also highlight ways to integrate IW across the curriculum and ideas for sharing texts with families and caregivers.

Presenter: C.C. Bates

C.C. Bates is Professor of Literacy Education at Clemson University and the Director of the Early Literacy Center for South Carolina. She has written 30+ scholarly publications and developed the Record of Reading app for oral reading assessment, which has been downloaded over 400,000 times. Bates is also the author of Interactive Writing: Developing Readers through Writing (Benchmark) and the co-author of The Next Step Forward in Running Records (Scholastic). She is married and has two children.

Time: 2:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Suitable for: All Educators, Administration, Student Teachers