Your Name and Title:  Carolyn Jacobs

Library, School, or Organization Name: WGBH Education

Co-Presenter Name(s):

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Northeast US

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): librarians, middle school teachers, literacy coaches

Short Session Description (one line): Read, Watch, Interact!  Literacy for Grades 5-8

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

Join us  for a deep dive into PBS LearningMedia, a free service of thousands of media-rich resources, including the Inspiring Middle School Literacy collection. We will zero in on adolescent literacy strategies and showcase two of the Common Core-aligned cross-curricular lessons from the collection of 40 blended lessons.  The lessons integrate literacy strategies into topic instruction in the four major subject areas, eg, Plate Tectonics, Immigration, Civil Rights, Multiplying Fractions and Personification.   The collection was funded by the Walmart Foundation, produced by WGBH Education and is offered free on pbslearningmedia.org/collection/midlit.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:  www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/midlit

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