The Craft of Teaching K-12 Writing
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START YOUR SCHOOL YEAR OFF RIGHT!
We know that teaching K-12 students to write is challenging. Let’s make this important task easier by learning how a writing workshop framework can support your best teaching. Attend our full-day workshop and you’ll leave with numerous writing lessons, resources, and strategies you can implement right away.
AGENDA – Four breakout sessions and 0.6 SB-CEUs
|7:30 – 8:30
||Registration (Williams S. White Building, Tuscola Room)|
||Becoming Teacher Writers & Writing Workshop|
|Find, rediscover, or fine-tune your teacher-writer voice in order to confidently deliver writing instruction. Teacher-writers teach, impact, and inspire all students to write. We will also explore how writing workshop allows for such instruction to occur while acquiring multiple ideas and resources for writing instruction to use with all students, even our unmotivated writers. In addition, we will acquire strategies for organizing and effectively conferencing with our students.|
||Using Mentor Text with Fiction Writing|
|Feel more comfortable with teaching fiction writing by learning how to use mentor texts (picture books, poetry, chapter book excerpts, etc.) to explore writing craft and instruction.|
|11:45 – 12:30
|12:30 – 2:30
|Feel more comfortable with teaching nonfiction writing by learning how to use mentor texts (picture books, poetry, articles, contest entries, chapter book excerpts, etc.) to explore writing craft and instruction. Also, gather strategies for supporting students as they meet the Common Core State Standards across the curriculum, writing and reading nonfiction.|
|3:00 – 4:15
|Authentic contest-writing tasks can be used as an instructional strategy with students to support writing development across multiple genres. Contest-writing tasks create an authentic experience for writers similar to writing to standardized-assessments where a prompt initiates a response to an unknown audience. Writing contests offer a more authentic means for standardized assessment preparation while focusing on high-quality writing instruction.
Meet the Common Core State Standards for narrative and expository writing through authentic contest-writing tasks. Support your students’ writing abilities by preparing your students for standardized assessment through a more authentic means.
INSTRUCTOR – Danielle DeFauw, Ph.D., literacy specialist
|Dr. DeFauw is an assistant professor of reading and language arts at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. DeFauw was a third-grade teacher and a literacy specialist at Davison Community Schools for over a decade. She received her Ph.D. in Reading Education from Oakland University. She obtained both her Master of Education (literacy K-12 specialization) and Bachelor of Science (elementary education) from the University of Michigan-Flint.|