Continuing Education Workshops

CCSS and Information Text Strategies

This event has concluded.

Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30PM

Where: UW-Whitewater Campus

Room: University Center 275A

Workshop Description

This workshop will provide teachers training and practice with strategies to incorporate into informational text reading in science and all technical subjects.  They will learn and practice how to draw inferences from images, features, and vocabulary, how to promote student synthesis of a reading, and how to activate and build on background knowledge.  Workshop activities include modeling and practice with each strategy and application to the teacher's own subject area.

Workshop Instructors

Dr. Matt Vick and Dr. Nancy Stevens, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Workshop Objectives

  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings. (ELA.RI.6.4)
  • Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics. (ELA.RST.6-8.4)
  • 3. Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table). (ELA.RST.6-8.7)
  • Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text. (ELA.RST.6-8.8)

Cost: $25/person includes snacks, lunch, and materials

Bring: A non-textbook informational text from your content area


Call Linda Nortier at (608)-751-3612 or Email at