ARIZONA READING ASSOCIATION

​​​​​ARA 2016 Fall Institute



Please join us for the 2016 Fall Institute on November 5, 2016

at the EVIT Center in Mesa, Arizona.


For more details and to register, download event flyer here.


​Writing Across the Curriculum
A Full-Day Institute with Jane Feber


Arizona Reading Association Fall Institute 2016
Saturday, November 5, 2016
East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) 1601 W. Main Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201









Jane Feber has been a language arts teacher in Florida for 36 years, and her innovative approach to language arts instruction earned her several awards. In 2002, she received the Gladys Prior Award from the University of North Florida for Teaching Excellence, and in 2003 was named Teacher of the Year by the Florida Council of Teachers of
English. In 2006, she was given the NCTE Edwin A, Hoey Award for Exceptional English Language Arts Teaching, and in 2008, she received the Association for Middle Level Education’s Distinguished Educator Award. Jane is also a National Board Certified Teacher. Since 1997, in addition to teaching, Jane has traveled across the United States providing professional development in schools and presenting at national and state conferences. She is currently a reading teacher at Dixie County High School in Cross City, FL, and the gifted teacher for Dixie County’s elementary and middle school students. She also writes “user-friendly” books for teachers. For more: www.thebetterteacher.com.


About the Institute
From Burying Dead Verbs to Crafting Perfect Paragraphs



The key to a successful writing program is to develop an interactive sequence for teaching writing. Students
must first take baby steps before writing eloquent essays. From burying dead verbs to writing perfect paragraphs,
this workshop provides participants with strategies that actively engage students during each phase of
the writing process. Since writing is a recursive process, a variety of strategies will be shared for each step of
the writing process. And conventions and grammar do count when teaching writing; strategies will be provided
to incorporate the teaching of grammar and conventions as they apply to effective writing. Once students have
all of the ingredients to put into an essay, the writing process will come together for them.

Sample of activities to be presented
• Conventions: capitalization flipbook, comma mini-book, punctuation fortune teller
• Sentence fluency: introductory elements mini-book
• Word Choice: burying dead verbs, embellishing a sentence, creating a Frayer model, mnemonic devices
• Ideas: writing in the content areas, creating pop-ups
• Organization: using outlines
• Voice: modeling through good literature, figurative language mini-book


In addition to the three sessions facilitated by Jane Feber, other Arizona educators will provide a choice of
breakout sessions: 11:00 for middle and high school teachers; 1:15 for elementary teachers.

Jane’s breakout: session Creative Book Reports: Responding to Fiction and Nonfiction.


Registration includes a $10.00 voucher that can be applied to the purchase price of a book written by Jane
Feber when purchased from one of the educational representatives on November 5, 2016.


Institute Tuitions

Each rate inuclides all fees, light breakfast, snacks, lunch, and a $10.00 voucher for book purchase

Prior to October 15, 2016
 Full Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M $99  NM$149
 Students (proof of 9 semester hours required)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50
 Institute Presenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50

After October 15, 2016                                                  
 Full Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M $149   N$179
 Students (proof of 9 semester hours required)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50
 Institute Presenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50

Pre-registration fees DEADLINE: Postmarked on or before October 26, 2016
On-Site Registration (or postmarked after October 26, 2016) $210.00

For Additional Information:
Joyce Jamerson

ARA President and Institute Chair
joycejamerson@aol.com

Ollie Archambault
Institute Registration
araconference.institute@gmail.com

Joan Masaryk

Educational Representatives Contact
1210myrtle@cableone.net

Mona Gillum

Educational Representatives Contact
monagillum@yahoo.com

Website:
www.arizonareadingassociation.org


For more details and to register, download event flyer here.