Building Connections:
Linking Literacy and Life Skills

We know books are powerful tools for teaching complex topics, especially when carefully curated to build connections for the reader. We also know teachers need easy-to-implement and meaningful literacy activities to teach important life skills, such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. In this webinar, we will explore three 15–20-minute literacy activities that seamlessly integrate these skills, taking complex concepts and making them actionable.

In this session, we will investigate the partnership of carefully curated text and literacy activities to teach essential topics and build meaningful connections to the text. Additionally, we will discover opportunities to promote critical and creative thinking through research-based reading and writing activities.


  • Carrie Eicher

    Carrie Eicher is currently serving as an Academic Officer for Teacher Created Materials. In her role, she provides professional development and training on TCM curriculum materials and Shell Education professional resources for school districts, teachers, and educational trainers. Carrie started her career in education as a lower elementary teacher, then an instructional coach, the Dean of Academics and Instruction, and finally an assistant principal.

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