Upcoming Long Island and Westchester Workshops: 2018: Register through My Learning Plan: 

Preparing Your Students for the English Regents Exam, Part I: Focus on Reading Comprehension: July 24 at  WS BOCES; October 9 at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. October 25 at Eastern Suffolk BOCES;  November 8 at Nassau BOCES. December 12 at Western Suffolk BOCES

Preparing Your Students for the English Regents Exam, Parts II and III: Focus on Essay Writing. August 1 at WS BOCES; October 25 at Eastern Suffolk BOCES;  November 13 (Part II, The Argumentation Essay) at  Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. December 11 (Part III, The Literary Analysis) at  Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES; January 8 at Western Suffolk BOCES; February 1 at Nassau BOCES

Blending Vocabulary and Grammar Instruction. August 2 at WS BOCES; May 15 at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES; October 30 at Western Suffolk BOCES;  BOCES; December 17 at Nassau BOCES

Socratic Seminar: Fostering Text-Based Classroom Conversation.  August 8 at WS BOCES; September 26 at WS BOCES; March 5 at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES; October 29 at Nassau BOCES; February 4 at Eastern Suffolk BOCES; March 5 at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES

 "But I Don't Speak Spanish": Helping your Spanish-speaking students even though you don't speak Spanish. August 9 at WS BOCES; December 10 at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES; March 12 at Nassau BOCES. April 11 at Western Suffolk  BOCES

Cross-Text Books of Choice: A New Kind of Literature Circle. August 15 at WS BOCES. October 5 at Eastern Suffolk BOCES;  November 27 at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES; February 6 at Western Suffolk  BOCES: February 8 at Nassau BOCES

Amy's Latest Post to Education Week: Teaching Vocabulary: Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary (Giving a weekly list of unrelated words to look up in the dictionary, use in a sentence, and take a quiz on Friday is NOT one of them.) Find it here.

A Must-Read Post by Amy from Education Week:  What (Really) Works in Writing Instruction. Find it here

Link to Amy's article for ASCD Express: Teach Vocabulary the Way Toddlers Learn

Link to Amy's white paper: Seven Classroom Routines that Promote Content Area Literacy

Link to Video Clip: Framing a Writing Task

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About Amy

Amy Benjamin is a nationally recognized consultant specializing in improving student performance through literacy in all subject areas....Read more