Saturday Workshops

Patty McGee
Patty McGee


 Saturday, April 29, 2017 Islip High School, 2508 Union Blvd., Islip 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Using Emergent Story Books to Support Early Literacy

Early literacy experiences are the foundation for a future of reading and writing—and for success in school. How can we make these experiences playful and engaging while also making sure we are preparing children for growth and learning? The answer is using emergent story books—irresistible “reads”—to create intentional experiences tailored to our youngest learners. You will leave this workshop with a list of suggested books, many ways of supporting preschoolers in pre-reading, and center ideas for interacting with text.

Presenter: Patty McGee is a national and international literacy consultant and author. Her first book will be released in April, Feedback that Moves Writers Forward: How to Escape Correcting Mode to Transform Student Writing. She received the Milliken Educator Award in 2002, which honors top educators, early to mid-career.

Registration: $35 per person “early bird” registration through Friday, April 7. Starting April 8, $50 per person. If you work for one of our co-sponsors for the Saturday workshop series, SCOPE or Harbor Day Care, register through your employer, not through the link provided here. You will not need to pay a fee.

Registration is open, click here.