Margy is presenting at Maine Social Studies Conference on October 30th


Margy Burns Knight-Unpacking Complex Social Studies Text via Talking Walls Discover Your World
Audience: grades k-8

Wander into an ancient walled city, visit Nelson Mandela’s prison cell, and view the Great Wall of China. Author and teacher Margy Burns Knight will introduce the content of Talking Walls Discover Your World through the lens of five texts: visual, informational, compendium, paired and digital.  Teachers will then learn how to unpack the complex text in Talking Walls. They will not only add this strategy to their tool kit, but also understand how this instructional strategy supports and expands the key elements of close reading : key ideas and details, craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas and range of reading in their social studies units. With practice this strategy will become habit and help students when they describe, evaluate, compare and analyze social studies text.

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