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#ELAFocuED: Literacy Strategies

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Literacy Strategies


Teaching Reading & Teaching Writing

*This is a 2-day workshop*

July 21, 2022


July 22, 2022


Indian Capital Tech Center

Building D

2403 N 41st Street E

Muskogee, Ok 74403


Teachers will engage in literacy strategies that will aid in their planning, teaching, and assessing of READING (Day1) and WRITING (Day2), including:

  • reflecting on reading and writing processes (OAS-ELA 2RW); 
  • critically reading genres and utilizing different writing modes for a variety of purposes and audiences (OAS-ELA 3RW); 
  • selecting texts that are engaging and relevant, from a variety of historical, cultural, ethnic, and global perspectives;
  • integrating reading with writing;
  • creating and reviewing a range of authentic assessments and prompts;
  • providing feedback that promotes development and growth; 
  • using contemporary technologies.


Dr. Lara Searcy is an Associate Professor, English Education Specialist who teaches English teacher candidates. She is a former high school English teacher and middle school Literacy Resource Specialist and is Nationally Board Certified in AYA-ELA. In 2018, she was awarded the Circle of Excellence in Teaching. Her research interests include teacher efficacy, standards-based reforms, and teacher professional development. She is a proud member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Former Past President of the Oklahoma affiliate- OKCTE


Target Audience:

Secondary Teachers (5th-12th Grade), English Language Arts, Social Studies Teachers


$200 for OSAC Members

$300 for Non-Members

*Lunch and All Material Included*

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Cancellation Policy:

Since meals, presenters, training materials, and other costs are pre-paid by OSAC, please provide notice of cancellation at least 4 days prior to any OSAC event you are registered to attend. Your district will not be charged for cancellations made within 4 days of the event. Cancellations within 48 hours of an OSAC event will be charged at half price. No-shows will be charged at full price. Thank you for understanding!

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Oklahoma Schools Advisory Council2403 North 41st Street EastMuskogee, OK  74403

PH: 918-687-0597Fax: 866-887-9686

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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