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Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

English

Looking for ways to manage the madness? Want to push your students without driving yourself over the edge? Come for three days of working, learning, and sharing ideas on these topics:

Day One:

  • Intensifying student and teacher skill in questioning to improve close reading
  • Connecting complex texts with texts of student interest and choice
  • Balancing timeless literature with timely nonfiction

Day Two:

  • Leading focused discussions to guide students into deeper analysis and synthesis
  • Developing thematic and thesis statements and finding appropriate evidence

Day Three:

  • Pushing through the writing quagmire
  • Pulling it all together: developing a new lesson, unit or yearly plan

Instructor
Ann Jackson teaches English 3-4 and Middle School English at Home Run Ministries in Kingwood, TX. Prior to this assignment, she taught all levels of English for 33 years in Texas and Louisiana public schools. She also served as department chair and vertical team leader in Crosby, TX, where she taught Pre-AP English II and AP Language and Composition. An endorsed College Board consultant in one- and two-day workshops and summer institutes, Ms. Jackson has written workshop material for the College Board and has served as a mentor to new consultants. Twice recognized as Crosby High School’s Teacher of the Year, Ms. Jackson is also a recipient of the Goldin Foundation Excellence in Education Award. Ms. Jackson received both her Bachelor’s degree in English Education and Master’s degree in Supervision and Administration from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. 

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