Mirrors and Windows: Diverse Books, Curricula, and You

Mirrors and Windows: Diverse Books, Curricula, and You

Have you ever looked at your read aloud text and thought, “my kids can’t connect to this”? Have you ever wished there were more interesting, diverse children’s literature to use other than worn out standards? Have you noticed that the kids in most commercially published curricula don’t look like Chicago Public School classrooms? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you!

Engaging, instructive children’s literature is the backbone of elementary educations. Yet, the book titles required by curricula often do not represent the students in the room.

Join WITS for our fall teacher engagement seminar, “Diverse Books, Curricula, and You.” Kids Like Us will present techniques and titles to incorporate high-quality multicultural and urban children’s literature into the classroom. Teachers will learn how to weave window and mirror texts into the curricula and scopes & sequences that they are already using.

  • 4-5pm             Dinner and Drinks
  • 5-5:30             Introductions
  • 5:30 – 7:30     Workshop and Planning Time

This free event is open at any teacher, pre-kindergarten to eighth grade, who is interested in diversifying their collection of anchor texts to meet the needs of the multicultural, urban classroom.

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Date

Oct 17 2019

Time

4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Cost

Free

Labels

Free Event

Location

Literacenter: Room on Mango Street
641 W Lake St #200, Chicago, IL 60661

Organizer

Mia Valdez Quellhorst
Phone
224.836.0875
Email
miav@witschicago.org

Other Organizers

Daphne Robinson
Email
DaphneR@witschicago.org
Sara Martinez
Email
saram@witschicago.org
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