English-Language Arts Workshop: Teaching Complex Texts 

October 11, 2014

Colt Forum - on the PLNU Campus


Raising Rigor in Reading: Complex Texts in the English Classroom  

Do you need more strategies to teach complex texts more effectively? 

Register today for a morning workshop to be held at PLNU:

Saturday October 11, from 8:00-noon. 

Guest presenter Nancy Frey will draw on her experiences as a San Diego teacher-leader who implements practices to raise rigor in schools around the state. Annotation, text-dependent questions, close reading, fostering text-based discussion... this session promises to be chock full of practical information grounded in cutting-edge research! Attendees are encouraged to bring a rigorous text from their own teaching for a mid-morning sharing session.
You will leave with lots of ideas you'll be able to implement the following week. 

Learn more about Nancy Frey at

Cost: $40 for GSDCTE/CATE members; $50 for non-members; $25 for student teachers

To Sign Up: 

Go to  or use the attached registration form.

​Sponsored by the Greater San Diego Council of the California Association of Teachers of English​ and the Department of Literature, Journalism and Modern Languages


Past Event - LJML Homecoming Reunion and Creative Writing Tea

In November, the LJML Homecoming Reunion and Creative Writing Tea brought alumni, current students and faculty together for a midmorning treat of writing at its best!
Drs. Rick Hill, Michael Clark and Bettina Pedersen shared recent works as well as LJML students past and present. The scones, sweet clotted cream, cookies, fruit and teas were a delight!

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The LJML department provides creative opportunities for students to expand their knowledge, acquire hands-on experience in their fields, and meet writers, scholars and professionals with years of expertise and wisdom.