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Motivating Readers with Hi-Lo Books and Large Print – When Size Matters

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Join the New York City School Library System for a full-day workshop to explore how alternative formats can be used to motivate and engage reluctant readers across all genre areas. High-interest and low-readability (Hi-Lo) books by Orca Publishing and Saddleback Educational Publishing offer complex, mature titles with lower reading levels, shorter chapters, and engaging dialogue. Thorndike Press Large Print offers contemporary YA titles in large print format improving accessibility, letter and word recognition, relieving digital eye strain, and aiding in reading comprehension.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn how each format can increase circulation, comprehension, and confidence in high school students. In addition, participants will learn how to promote alternative formats in programs like NYC Reads 365 and using digital tools like Teachingbooks.net.

BONUS: The NYC DOE and NYC School Library System is working with Thorndike Press Large Print books to offer selected titles from the NYC Reads 365 grant in large print. Workshop participants will also receive a free book from each publisher.

This is worth five CTLE Hours in Content.

The New York City Department of Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's Office of Teaching Initiatives as an approved sponsor of CTLE for Professional Classroom Teachers, School Leaders and Level III Teaching Assistants.

Monday, January 29, 2018
9:00am - 3:00pm
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Melissa Jacobs
Michael Dodes