Karen Carney, a 3rd Grade teacher and member of Campbell's Building Leadership Team, gave a second presentation on behalf of the District, titled Becoming Text Evidence Detectives at the at the Ohio Council for Teachers of English Language Arts Conference (OCTELA) on February 25 in Columbus.
During the presentation, participants learned how to become text evidence and close reading experts using various comprehension strategies and activities to "cite the evidence." Mentor texts were also presented, along with many strategies to help readers uncover the author's message, infer meaning and make predictions based on the individual's skill set. There were also activities as part of her session, including "Prove it to Me," a non-fiction scavenger hunt, and a Kahoot it! Entrance Slip.
“I presented with Cameron Carter, who did his TEC and student teaching with me last year,” said Carney. “He is now a teacher at Slate Hill Elementary School in Worthington, Ohio.”
Campbell Elementary and Middle School teachers in attendance showed their support by staying until the end of the conference to participate in this session. Campbell City Schools were well represented as they networked with more than 470 teachers across the state of Ohio.