Opening the Door to Latinx Children's Literature in the Classroom

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Benson Latin American Collection, 2nd Floor Conference Room (SRH 1.208)

The University of Texas at Austin

2300 Red River St.

Austin, Texas 78712

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Join LLILAS Benson for a half-day workshop led by Jesse Gainer (Curriculum & Instruction, Texas State University) and Nancy Valdez-Gainer (AISD language arts specialist) that will open the door to integrating Latinx children’s literature in the classroom. The first half of the workshop will explore the theoretical foundations of the use of Latinx literature in classrooms. As we delve into theories of literacy research, participants will engage in dialogue to answer the question of why it is necessary to use Latinx children's literature for literacy development of our students.

The second half of the workshop will put theory into practice. Participants will engage in hands-on/interactive practices using Latinx children's literature to nurture young readers and writers in elementary classrooms. We will engage with mini-lessons from reading-writing workshop that utilize theoretically grounded practices.

Participants will receive:

  • One free Latinx children’s literature book

  • Resources include such as book lists, websites, and concrete ideas to implement in the literacy classroom

  • Four professional development hours (CPE)

  • Validated parking*, lunch and refreshments

Free and open to K–12 educators. Books and free parking are limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration required. For more information, please contact Lindsey Engelman at 512.232.2404.

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Benson Latin American Collection, 2nd Floor Conference Room (SRH 1.208)

The University of Texas at Austin

2300 Red River St.

Austin, Texas 78712

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