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Writer’s Workshop Institute (2 Days of Training)

Writer’s Workshop Institute

In this interactive and hands-on training, participants will learn how to have their Writer's Workshop up and running in no time! Writer’s Workshop is a powerful and effective method of teaching writing. Participants will go through the writing process just like their students! Participates will create their very own Writer’s Notebook and learn strategies for helping their students to create entries in their Writer's Notebook.  This workshop is designed for Grades 1-6

** Composition Notebooks and a book is required for every participant in this training **

Participants will learn:

  • How to launch Writer's Workshop

  • Stages of the Writing Process

  • Using the Writer's Notebook

  • How to conduct a Writer's Conference

  • How to teach a Mini lesson

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Reading and Writing Connection: Using Children’s Literature in  Teaching Writing

The writing classroom is built on the foundation of good literature. The kind of reading material children are exposed to directly affects the kind of writing they do. The language of literature serves as a wonderful model for teaching writing. Topics covered in the workshop: the stages of writing; learning to read like a writer; children’s literature to support writing and much more!

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Teaching Memoir Writing

Have your students excited about writing through writing their very own memoirs! Memoir writing is a powerful and effective method of teaching writing. Students actually like writing memoirs, they enjoy writing about themselves. This workshop is designed to teach the skills and strategies involved in writing a memoir. We will also discuss a variety children’s literature to support memoir writing. This workshop is designed for Grades 3-6

Topics covered in this workshop:

  • Making text connections

  • Understanding the characteristics of a memoir

  • Generating ideas

  • Deciding on a topic

  • Creating the Lead

  • Imagery and figurative language in description


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Hands-On Literacy Approaches that

Increase Student Engagement and Achievement

Multidisciplinary research demonstrates that active learning approaches increase student engagement and achievement (Freeman et al 2014). Hands-on literacy experiences provide meaning to words. Research shows that when students are engaged in activities that require movement, talking and listening it activates multiple areas of the brain and they are more likely to retain information. Hands-on literacy learning engage students who are tactile and kinesthetic learners those who learn best through movement. This workshop is designed for Grades K-6

 This workshop topics include:

  • Learn what hands-on literacy learning is and why it is important

  • Learn effective strategies for teaching hands-on literacy learning

  • How to design literacy learning lessons

  • Ways to assess the effectiveness of hands-on literacy learning strategies

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Teaching Writing Through Real Issues: Teaching ways of combating bullying in the classroom through writing (Grades 4-8)

This interactive workshop will demonstrate ways to help students think, discuss and write about the causes and effects of bullying. This workshop provides strategies for writing and sharing experiences of bullying that teach writing skills.  This workshop will promote a no-bullying zone and strengthen the classroom community. Teachers will leave with enough materials for lessons to help their students overcome this growing problem through writing. This workshop is designed for Grades 4-8.