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'Agriculture, a Common Theme'

Participants will use informational texts about food, clothing, and homes to identify common themes. They will identify ways to move from explicit themes (all are our basic needs) to more implicit understanding of the topic. Text structures (cause/effect, problem/solution, etc.) will be modeled to write about the information discovered.

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Kristen Wescott
Email: kristenwescott@rsu57.org
Speaker Order: 1
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Person Type: Primary Presenter
State: Maine
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Main Phone: (207) 749-7557
Biosketch: Kristen Wescott, grew up on a Dairy Farm in Albion, Maine. Her summers were filled with haying and showing dairy cattle at the fairs. After graduating from the University of Maine at Orono, She began my 30 year teaching career. In this time she has taught grades 3 through 6, including 7 years as a 3,4,5 multiage classroom teacher. During these years she has integrated the teaching of agricultural topics into all content areas. It was these teachings that helped her become Maine's Agricultural Teacher of the Year, a National Award Winning Teacher of the Year, a White Rienhardt recipient, and the York County Soil and Conservation Teacher of the Year. She has presented at the National Ag in the Classroom Conferences in St. Louis, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. She is currently teaching fourth grade at Line Elementary School in Limerick, Maine.
Organization/Affiliation: Maine Agriculture in the Classroom