2019 AMERICAN READING FORUM CONFERENCE
Wednesday, December 11 - Saturday, December 14, 2019
Sundial Beach and Tennis Resort, Sanibel Island, FL
Conference Theme: A Focus on Writing: End of the Neglected R Era
The American Reading Forum Board and Chairs, through the 2019 Call to Focus on Writing, strive to bring writing into its rightful place in the English Language Arts (ELA) schedule, across the instructional day and curriculum. Writing shapes thinking, and its presence as well as students’ growth as writers and teachers’ development of pedagogical content knowledge and efficacy should not be left to chance. Writing as a cognitive and social process affects thinking and learning. The application of processes that support ideation, production, and examination make writing recursive and dynamic in meaning making. Therefore, writing can support thinking but can also affect academic progress and individuals’ success during schooling and later in the workplace. Educators and researchers have the responsibility to support all students as writers and learners in order to achieve academic and professional success. Further, a similar responsibility is to teachers who should receive support in the application of approaches that can advance their understanding and their students’ competence and confidence as writers and learners. Together we make a difference. This making of a difference begins at the 2019 American Reading Forum and with this Call to Focus on Writing and with an End to the Era of neglect.
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