About the Author, Specialist, Knowledge (ASK) Program
You can now register for all of the TWICE/ASK events at the NEW WEBSITE at www.twicecapspace.org all events are now open for registration!!!
Contact Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the author, educational specialist, materials, or schedule.
The ASK Program, (Authors Specialist, and Knowledge), provides students with the opportunity to ask questions to an author or a educational subject specialist in the topic they are reading about in the novel. The program uses excellent children's literature, journal writing and interviewing via interactive video conferencing to promote reading for a deeper understanding, comprehension and text to self.
The ASK program (Authors, Specialist, and Knowledge) developed by Dr. Raymond Kettel from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Each semester as part of an undergraduate Literature for Children and Youth class, the participants include university students, as well as later elementary through high school students depending on the selected literature work. The purpose of the program is to take readers beyond the confines of a novel, relating the information from their reading in a personal way to their own immediate situation. As part of the process, readers draw on their own writers' voice, as they journal through their reading.
Interviews are conducted with authors of children's books or with a "educational specialists/expert" whose occupations, interest and experiences bring credibility or a better understanding to a particular literature selection.
Below are pdf files with information about the ASK Process, About Dr. Raymond Kettel with his conception of the ASK Program and a packet of the ASK Rubric with journaling ideas and worksheets to use with the ASK process. There is also a YouTube video explaining what the ASK Program is about with Dr. Raymond Kettel.
Since the launching of the new website for CAPspace and TWICE the lesson plans for the ASK programs will no longer be here since the new site will have them under the Event Title in the resources section effective with the February 2018 ASK Events.