Welcome to the 2019 Literacy Association of Tennessee Annual Conference in Murfreesboro, TN!
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Monday, December 9 • 4:10pm - 5:00pm
A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

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Just as an artist paints a picture with a brush, a writer paints a picture with words. In order for students to be literate today, they must be able to manage texts in many forms. In this session you will encounter new and inventive techniques to inspire your students to use images to help them to reveal layers of meaning in all types of reading including picture and chapter books, content area literature, images, poetry, and even informational text. Discover how to engage all of your students, no matter what their reading levels may be, in practicing authentic meaning-making. High-quality literature can provide an access point into engaging instruction that exemplifies how to use comprehension strategies, develop core knowledge and expand your students’ vision of the world. All students deserve rich literacy experiences that embody excellence and equity. In this session will use Trevor Bryan’s The Art of Comprehension ‘Access Lenses’ to help unlock your students’ full potential and Dr. Jan Richardson’s Seven Steps for Selecting High-Quality Picture Books to help all students connect and expand their knowledge of different cultures, experiences and concepts found in other content areas.


Sharron Hofer

District Literacy Coach K-5, Wilson County Schools
Reading comprehension, joyful unraveling of meaning.

Cathy Birchett

District Literacy Coach K-5, Wilson County Schools
Passionate lifelong leaner, educating our future.

Missy Yarbrough

District Literacy Coach K-5, Wilson County Schools
Love it. Learn it. Live it.

Monday December 9, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm CST
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