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June 21, 2013
11:05 am to 12:00 noon
CCSSO National Conference on Student Assessment
Debunking the Myth Attached to Commissioned Texts for Assessments
Gaylord National Harbor Resort
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland
Appearing at the Council of Chief State School Officers National Conference on Student Assessment as an author presenter discussing the value of using commissioned pieces by authors on state assessment tests. Commissioned pieces improve student engagement, comprehension and test scores. Appearance sponsored by Data Recognition Corporation.
Host a visit with author Michael Spradlin at your school or conference! The following are a few of the different presentations and workshops for which Michael has become known. To arrange visits to your school or conference please contact Kelly Spradlin at .
BECOMING A WRITER: This workshop offers students and educators an inside look at the writer's process. It covers brainstorming, research, revision, and the importance of developing your own unique voice. Several examples from past works, stories in progress and the writing of other authors are incorporated into the presentation.
PLOT & CREATIVITY WORKSHOP: Students will get an inside view of what makes a story work. It will touch on character development, creating conflict, effective use of dialogue, and plot structure to help students create their own unique stories.
WRITING DO'S AND DON'TS: This workshop offers several useful tips that students can use in writing assignments. Presented in a fun and energetic way, tips like “Take off the ‘that' hat,” “Adverbs and pronouns: Friends or foes?” give students usable advice to improve their writing.
REAL HISTORY: This presentation uses my award winning picture books to introduce students to real American History. It includes demonstrations of hands-on artifacts and is ideal for history classes or social studies curriculums.