Thinking Outside the Book


Presenter: Sheila Mulbry & Nicole Shannon, Round Rock ISD
Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Do you want your gifted students to deepen their responses to the text they read? One of the most fulfilling moments in a teacher’s day is when the light comes on, a sign that the students are making a deep connection with the material being taught. Teaching students to think outside the book is one of the ways you can empower your students to experience those “aha” moments.

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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Thinking Outside the Book is an ideal course for educators looking for resources to guide students toward creating unique and complex assignments. You’ll learn to lead them to have a deeper response to quality literature, which will ultimately help their love and respect for reading.
In this one-hour course you will learn to incorporate a variety of media to differentiate responses and push your students toward thinking and creating outside the book.

Trainers Sheila Mulbry and Nicole Shannon share their personal best-practices on:

  • Using mysteries in literature
  • Developing puzzle fiction projects
  • Creating personal response papers
  • Identifying themes and vocabulary in literature
  • Writing mini-research reports

And more!

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

This course is aligned with 2016 ODE Teacher Competencies a, b, c, e, f, g and NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 2.2, 3.3, 3.4, 5.1.

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5 reviews for Thinking Outside the Book

  1. William – MERCEDES ISD (verified owner)

    it ok , nothing new

  2. Ana – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Great and interesting course

  3. Kendall – ALICE ISD (verified owner)

    It covers a good resource.

  4. Jane – ELYRIA CITY SCHOOLS (verified owner)

    Great ideas to actually apply tomorrow!

  5. Michael – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    This course was very informative.

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SKU TAGT-150 Category