Welcome to the 2019 Alaska Cross Content Conference at West High School in Anchorage, AK, October 25th and 26th with follow up activities at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Sunday, October 27th.
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Saturday, October 26 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Featured Speaker Clare Landrigan: Using Poetry to Expand Content Knowledge and Structure Informational Text

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Poetry is a structure that writers can use in any unit of study. This session will make the case for including poetry in content area and nonfiction literacy units of study. In reading, it is a great way to build one’s schema in a content area and to synthesize the big idea in an area of research. In writing, poetry offers choice in terms of how a writer wants to convey information. We will explore poetry mentor texts and craft moves to teach your students. Join me in exploring how to incorporate poetry in your informational reading and writing units of study.

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Clare Landrigan

I am a staff developer who is still a teacher at heart. I lead a private staff development business and spend my days partnering with school systems to implement best practices in the field of literacy. I believe that effective professional development includes side by side teaching... Read More →

Saturday October 26, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm AKDT
Library Annex