The Siamese Twins of Literacy: Reading and Writing (PL19095)

Credits: 0 Hours: 7.00 / Tuition: $0 / No Show Fee: $0.00
Status: OPEN / Maximum Size: 60 / Current Applicants: 63
Instructor: Carolyn Waters
Date: 1/25/2019 Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Wing C - Auditorium - Houston County BOE Perry, GA (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 1/16/2019

Course Description

GACIS District 11 is proud to bring Carolyn Waters to our area!  This session will explore the challenges that come with higher expectations for student achievement. Standards-based, research-based, performance-based, and TKES-based instructional strategies will be presented in an interactive session that will demonstrate how to develop better writers. A close connection exists between reading and writing, analysis and synthesis; they represent the Siamese twins of literacy – connected at the head! Teachers must help students make sense of what they read by engaging in close reading of complex texts that combine both literary and informational selections, and include art, photography, music, and video – whatever it takes to connect the learning to their writing in novel, creative ways. Caveat: writing should never be punitive; students must get over the fear of a blank sheet of paper. In order to do that, teachers must connect the writing to their reading in creative lessons that probe the depths of critical thinking. The goal? Creative, higher-order thinking and higher achievement! Creativity and innovation is coupled with practical and successful classroom instruction that teachers may implement when they return to school next week.


Class Notes
The Siamese Twins of Literacy: Reading and Writing


Date:  January 25, 2019

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location:  Houston County Board of Education, Wing C Auditorium

GPS Address to Parking Area:  905 Beckham Circle, Perry

Presenter:  Carolyn E. Waters


Target Audience:  High School English Teachers, Administrators, Instructional Coaches

For additional information about this event, please email Dr. Amy Fouse (

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