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Illinois Writing Project – Day On Writing Celebration

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   THE ILLINOIS WRITING PROJECT INVITES YOU TO A NATIONAL                                DAY ON WRITING CELEBRATION

                                               mirrors matter:

                                   bolstering writing workshop

                          WITH CULTURALLY RELEVANT MENTOR TEXTS

                    

         Thursday, October 26, 4-8 p.m.

        FEATURED SPEAKER: JANE FLEMING

 Join us for this interactive presentation to learn more about the power and          potential of multicultural and urban children's literature in helping children          learn to write.

The #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement has inspired widespread awareness about the need for “mirrors” and “windows” in our nation’s classrooms – mirror books that reflect children's lives and experiences, and window books that offer views of the broader world. “Mirrors” especially help children feel included and connected in their classrooms. Research shows that such culturally relevant texts significantly impact reading and writing development.

Jane Fleming is a reading specialist with more than 20 years experience working in urban public schools in Chicago, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. She is co-founder of KIDS LIKE US, a non-profit organization dedicated to children’s literacy learning in urban schools. KIDS LIKE US advocates for culturally relevant instruction and access to books in which children can see themselves, their families and their communities represented and valued.

                        JOIN US FOR AN ITALIAN BUFFET DINNER

                    At FitzGerald's - 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn 

                              REGISTRATION 4:00-4:30 P.M., DINNER & PROGRAM TO FOLLOW

                 For further information contact Steve at stv.zemelman@comcast.net or call (847) 674-2318.

                                                Visit our website: www.illinoiswritingproject.com

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