Summer 2022 Book Club:  The Knowledge Gap 

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Summer 2022 Book Club:  The Knowledge Gap 

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Session 1: Let’s Go!
Tuesday, June 21 6-7 PM CST
Join TRL-IL and Susan Lambert, host of Amplify’s Science of Reading: The Podcast, to learn why background knowledge is such a critical – and often overlooked – component of science-based and equitable literacy instruction as an introduction to our summer study on Natalie Wexler’s The Knowledge Gap.

TRL-IL will provide details about how you can participate in virtual small-group discussions to receive professional growth tips and engage in conversation with educators and parents across the state.

Session 2: Discussion (Chapters 1-6)
Tuesday, June 28, 6-7 PM CST
Register here for the kickoff
event on June 21!

Session 3: Discussion (Chapters 7-8)
Tuesday, July 5, 6-7 PM CST
You’ll receive an email with details on how to
participate in virtual conversations all summer
and receive a certificate for 3 CPDUs!

Session 4: Discussion (Chapters (9-12)
Tuesday, July 12, 6-7 PM CST

Session 5: Meet the Author
Tuesday, July 19, 6-7 PM CST
To conclude, you’re invited to an exclusive evening with author Natalie Wexler!


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Here is a link to the presentation with the discussion questions for you to refer to while you reflect on the chapters we will discuss this week.

Here is the link to join the Discussion Sessions on The Knowledge Gap. This link will work for all of our meetings.

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