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Breakout Session 1 [clear filter]
Friday, October 26

9:30am CDT

Booktalks for the Secondary Student 6-12
Join us as we share some of our favorite reads for students in grades 6-12. We have compiled a list of our favorite titles and sorted them by genre/theme. We have tried to include many lesser-known titles in order to give you some ideas for your collection. We will book talk as many as possible and will provide you a list of all our favorites!

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Media Specialist and Technology Integrationist, North Branch Area Schools

Melissa Weinand

Media Specialist, Waconia Public Schools

Friday October 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Lake Minnewaska

9:30am CDT

Helping Students Read Informational Texts
One of the most difficult parts of the research process for many students is the exploration stage: reading and understanding informational texts. Even though our students have “learned to read,” we should not assume they know how to “read to learn.” Students have difficulty with comprehension because they are encountering new content, advanced vocabulary, and unfamiliar text structures. They will often feel frustrated and resort to copying and pasting without understanding the content. In this session, we will explore features available within many databases (we'll focus on popular ELM databases to which we all have access) that can aid with reading comprehension, including translation, listening, and reading level options. We will also discuss strategies we can use to teach students how to approach common informational text structures.

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Linda Mork

Reference Outreach & Instruction Librarian, Minitex
Linda is a librarian with Minitex where she provides outreach and instruction related to eLibrary Minnesota. A former school library media specialist and secondary English teacher, she is passionate about information literacy education.

Friday October 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Lake Vermilion