Presenter: Michael Clay Thompson
Date: August 18, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. AND 12:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Carolina Forest High Auditorium
Description of Session: Michael Clay Thompson, creator of The Magic Lens resource, will lead professional development on his approach that offers greater clarity for students and teachers. The entire emphasis is on the four-level sentence analysis. Sentence diagramming accompanies the text. Punctuation is dealt with at each level and practice is incorporated at every stage. The goal: Applying a resource which will clarify, simplify, and illuminate the endlessly fascinating complexity of English grammar while making the process thematically accessible to English teachers.
Teachers who will be working with English I Honors and any other teachers who are interested in learning an approach to teaching language analysis at deep levels while teaching grammar.
Teachers teaching English I Honors during the 2011-2012 school year will be provided with a teacher's manual and a class set of student materials.
English I Honors Priority Map for Magic Lens
Buy-in for Magic Lens
Eighth-grade English I Honors Consensus Map for Magic Lens
Grammar Scope and Sequence for Magic Lens (All Levels)