Workshops – Writing Through the Curriculum (Primary, Intermediate, Middle School)
A practical, hands-on workshop to help in the teaching of writing as contrasted with the giving of writing assignments. Based on what research says works, participants will experience a variety of use tomorrow strategies for helping students to become competent writers.
TOPICS TO BE EXPLORED:
The reading/writing connection
Generating a reading journal
Written responses to literature that are:
Helping students to extend ideas and make connections to related topics
Questioning strategies to stretch student thinking
Producing a report with an organizing structure appropriate to a specific purpose
Writing opportunities on the Internet
ABC writing patterns (primary)
The writing process (pre writing, drafting, revising, editing, sharing)
Playing with sentences (vocabulary substitution, expanding sentences, rearranging sentences, sentence reduction)
Pattern books as springboards to writing
Using inductive reasoning in writing a mystery
Developing the characters, setting and plot of a story
Storyboards (a great way to rehearse before writing)
Poetry writing patterns from the masters
Writing and performing readers theatre
Springboards to writing to persuade, to describe, to inform.
How to produce a clearly written, well developed research report with NO copying
Research reporting patterns
Elaboration as a writing tool
This workshop can be offered as a one or two day workshop. An optional one semester hour of graduate credit from Lindenwood University is available for two day workshops.