Food for thought: Accomplished readers spontaneously ask questions before, during, and after reading. Self-questioning deepens one's engagement and understanding of text. Proficient readers speculate about the meaning and questions will not be answered by the author, but will be left to their own interpretations.
Source: Using Journals to Connect with Reading and Writing
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The 26th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference held November 15 and 16, 2013 at UOG's Tan Lam Pek Kim English and Communication Building was engaging! The conference theme was Interweaving Tradition, Innovation, and Core Curriculum Standards in Literacy.The literacy-filled presentations and keynote speech by former Guam Department of Education Superintendent, Dr. Nerissa Bretania Underwood, was insightful. Drs. George Kallingal and Margaruite Smith also served as plenary speakers with inspirational messages. Enjoy the following snapshots!
|IRA members enjoying the 26th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference.|
Pictured L-R: Charleena Yanger, IRA Historian; Lois T. Gumataotao, IRA member; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, IRA/SOE Alumni/LAC Webmaster; and Amanda Quan.
|LAC Presentation: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Lois T. Gumataotao get ready for their presentation Differentiated Instruction for English Language Arts. Pictured L-R: Dr. Rivera; Gumataotao; and Martha Sudo, IRA/SOE Alumni Secretary.|
|The presentation, Differentiated Instruction for English Language Arts, was well attended.|
|More participants from the Differentiated Instruction for English Language Arts presentation.|