Professional Development Seminars
Literature-based Language Arts Programs
Elementary and Middle School Teachers
Teaching with Trade Books: The Sloan Model
Instruction in developing and implementing literature-based language arts
and reading programs, independent of or in conjunction with basal reader
or other literacy programs or systems. Classroom organization, book
selection, grouping, questioning, record-keeping, the reading-writing
connection, independent reading, and methods of evaluation are among the
Selection and Evaluation of Children's Literature
Critical analysis of contemporary and classic children's
literature in all genres, with emphasis on selection of reading material
for specific groups of children.
Poetry in the Language Arts Program
The place and importance of poetry as a means of developing
literacy. Selection of suitable poetry and techniques for its
presentation. How to encourage children to write poetry. Methods in oral
interpretation of poetry.
Storytelling: Technique and Classroom Applications
Instruction and practice in the art and technique of storytelling.
Exploration of its potential to motivate interest in language and to
enrich all areas of the curriculum.
Writing Seminars for Seniors
Instruction and coaching in translating memories, imaginings, and
personal history into memoirs and poetry.
FEES One, two, three, four, or more sessions are
available for each seminar. Each session is 1-1/2 hours. The fee is $350
per session or $1200 for a series of four sessions.
Hours are arranged at the convenience of participants. To book a seminar
or for further information, contact Dr. Sloan at 843-771-1138
or by email: