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Thursday, January 24 • 10:40am - 11:25am
Nonfiction - New Titles Readers Will Devour

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With the combined experiences of a literacy coach and a 2018 Sibert Award committee member, Lex Anne Seifert, MLS and Debra Marshall, MLS (both school librarians), will inspire you to think more critically about nonfiction for today's readers. The first component of the session will review the work of Kylene Beers, Reading Nonfiction. Attendees will redefine nonfiction with academic language appropriate for elementary, middle, and high school students. Strategies for reading nonfiction text will comprise the second portion of the session. Finally, Debra will not only review the best of 2017 books that were considered by the Sibert Committee as well as the newest books published in 2018, but she will also explain the criteria for selecting a Sibert Award book. Walk away with a list of new books to order this spring that students are sure to READ and armed with information you need to select the best nonfiction books for your students.   


Debra Marshall

Teacher-Librarian/Consultant, Perma-Bound
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Lex Seifert

Teacher-Librarian/Consultant, Perma-Bound
Perma-Bound, a division of Hertzberg-New Method Inc. has been a leader in the book rebinding industry for over 46 years.

Thursday January 24, 2019 10:40am - 11:25am CST
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