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Using Historical Fiction to Support CCSS and Build Historical Thinking

Renaissance Hotel Pershing/Lindell

The media has buzzed with elementary and middle school teachers reluctant to give up treasured novels for informational text. This presentation demonstrates how historical novels written for the middle grades (3-8) can be re-purposed to satisfy the CCSS's call to teach students how to read, write, and think as historians.

Facilitator: Chanda L. Robinson, Secondary School Social Studies Consultant, Richland School District One Columbia, SC

Presenters: Sara Schwebel, Associate Professor of English, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

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