Workshop Details

Faces of the Essay: Using Models to Strengthen Student Writing

Olympia, WA | April 26, 2017
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In this hands-on workshop, participants engage “as learners” to tackle  the challenges faced by struggling writers.  By reading, describing, and discussing model essay texts, participants learn how to use similar moves in their own class to help students explore not only what essays can look like, but how to use “expert moves” in their own writing to make it more powerful. Consideration of sources, arrangement, examples, and point of view are emphasized.

This institute helps to answer the following questions:
  • How do we help students develop argument writing skills?
  • How do essayists obtain the information necessary to write their essays?
  • What challenges do students face with essay writing?
  • What solutions might be generated?

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Who should attend?
This institute is appropriate for teachers, literacy coaches, and district- or school-based administrators. Teachers from text-heavy content areas (English, social studies, and science) will leave with instructional techniques that can be immediately applied in the classroom. Coaches and administrators will find practical solutions to support teachers across disciplines to strengthen instruction around informational texts.

Other details:
Registration is $229 per person. When registering two or more people, each additional registrant is $199. Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve a seat!

Workshop hours are 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(Registration and coffee from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  Lunch will be provided.)