Creating Engaged & Critical Readers

60 Minutes

Join HMH Into Reading and Into Literature authors, Dr. Kylene Beers and Dr. Robert Probst, as they share strategies for deepening engagement and encouraging close reading. Kylene and Bob, internationally-known authors and speakers, are well-respected authorities in literacy who work across grades and across ability levels. Co-authors of award-winning and best-selling books including Forged by Reading, Disrupting Thinking, and Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading, Kylene and Bob will provide you with strategies you can begin using immediately. You’ll see videos of students using their strategies and will see examples of student work. Join them for a fast-paced and highly informative hour.

About the Presenters
A former middle school teacher and author of Reading Social Studies, Kylene Beers has turned her commitment to helping struggling readers into the major focus of her research, writing, speaking, and teaching. Her Reading Social Studies text serves as a guide to help students develop content-area reading skills. She is the former editor for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) literacy journal Voices from the Middle and has also served as NCTE president. Additional published works include When Kids Can’t Read: What Teachers Can Do (Heinemann, 2002).

Dr. Robert Probst is a well-known literacy consultant to national and international schools; author of Response and Analysis and coauthor of Disruptive Thinking, Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading, and Reading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies.

This series is intended for non US-based educators.