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Friday, January 15 • 2:10pm - 3:10pm
Panel two: Books with matte black covers and vampires? Topic: How do we get our students to read what we want them to read? - AHS: Room# SM214 LIMITED

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Simply put--many (most?) high school students do not like to read (or, perhaps they read more than ever, but they don’t read the texts English teachers would like them to read).  There is a perception that students long ago abandoned notions of reading for "fun" and any thought that reading is something that has value outside of the classroom.  Is this perception true? This panel will explore the content our students read, ways to increase students' engagement with texts, discuss choice as a method of increasing this engagement, and explore young adult literature as a possible avenue to increase literacy.

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Chris Emerling

Chris Emerling has taught for 19 years in the Aiken County School District. He currently teaches AP Language and Composition and AP Seminar at North Augusta High School in a 1:1 computing classroom as part of Aiken County's Full Circle Technology initiative. He also serves as the... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 2:10pm - 3:10pm
Aiken High School (High School Conference Location) 449 Rutland Dr, Aiken, SC 29801
  • School Represented North Augusta High
  • Session Length 60 minutes

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