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Brainstorming; Write Exciting Nonfiction on Any Topic with Author Carla Killough McClafferty

from Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

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Do you get tired of seeing the same boring research projects from your students? Do you wish they would think “outside the box”? Have award winning non-fiction author, Carla Killough McClafferty, brainstorm with your students about topics and research possibilities.

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00


The price is per site. iNK Think Tank will invoice and collect the fee.

Length

1 hour for grades 4 through 12 preferred, but will fit it to your schedule if necessary


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No minimum

Maximum participants:

40, smaller groups will allow the participants to receive more interaction with the author.


Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Literacy, Writing, Problem Solving


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)



Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We make every effort to rebook. However, a last minute cancellation, with less than a two day notice will incur a $100.00 kill fee.

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Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

White Plains, NY
United States

The Common Core State Standards have focused attention on process and using nonfiction in the classroom. Our Authors on Call from iNK Think Tank embody the CCSS. This team uses their extraordinary breadth of knowledge to transform today's classrooms into vital centers of learning. These authors are experts in processing enormous amounts of information, sifting through it and synthesizing it into works with added value. So why not talk to these masters of 21st century skillsand let them unpack their process for your students? They are eager to share their knowledge with you and to help you inspire your students with books kids love to read about subjects you're required to teach. So far our authors include Jan Adkins, Vicki Cobb, Heather Montgomery, Roxie Munro, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent,Carla Killough McClafferty, Aline Alexander Newman, David M. Schwartz, Alexandra Siy, Steve Swinburne , Peggy Thomas, and Andrea Warren. Keep coming back as we add more authors and new programs.

Contact:
Vicki Cobb
email@vickicobb.com
9149491104

Program Details

Format

1. We will discuss where research project ideas come from. Even when the teacher assigns a project, the students can put their own spin on the topic.
2. We will discuss how to take a general topic and find a unique angle.
3. We will take research ideas submitted by the students and discuss the possible ways to approach the topic.
4. I will model critical thinking skills involved with developing ideas.

Objectives

1. The participant will gain insight into how to develop an idea for a research project.
2. The participant will participate in critical thinking skills required to think “outside the box” about their research.
3. The participant will learn simple steps to take that will make their research papers easier to accomplish.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Technology Productivity Tools , Technology Communications Tools , Technology Research Tools , Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

State Standards

CCSS
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.8 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.