The Writing Extravaganza!!!

Instruction: The Write Way

The 2009-2010 Writing Extravaganza

Built around the frame of the writing process
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Day 1 (Monday, September 28) begins with author/illustrator Peter Reynolds who will join us via Skype. Reynolds, whose books include The North Star, The Dot, and Ish will share his experiences and wisdom about creativity's role in thinking and learning. The day continues with a variety of break-out sessions organized around four writing process strands: Prewriting and Drafting, Responding, Revising and Editing, and Publishing. Sessions will include strategies, lesson ideas (high and low tech), resources, and supportive research for writing instruction and assessment.

Day 2 (Tuesday, September 29) offer Six Traits Basics for new teachers and teachers looking to deepen their understanding of the traits. Sessions are divided into grade bands: K-2, 3-6, and 7-12. Participants will learn about the traits as a tools for talking about and assessing writing, and about the relationship the traits have with the writing process.