Tuesday September 14 , 7:00-8:15 PM EST
Presented by Carl Anderson and Matt Glover
At the beginning of the school year, your most important goal is to create the conditions for student engagement in your writing workshop. When students are highly engaged, not only will they learn much more about writing, they will enjoy doing so. And everything you do as a teacher will be more successful — units of study, mini-lessons, writing conferences, and more. And it will be much more likely that you will realize your goal of helping students grow as writers.
Join Carl Anderson and Matt Glover to learn about how you can help your students be engaged writers. During this webinar, Carl and Matt will:
- Describe what it means for students to be engaged in writing, and how to know if your students are engaged.
- Talk about ways you can help students take on identities as writers, the foundation of engagement in writing.
- Discuss how to select mentor texts in which students can see reflections of their identities and interests, which will help inspire them to write.
- Discuss the importance of genre choice, and doing units of study in which students can choose their own genres–one of the most powerful ways to engage student writers.
- Explain how to teach students to find engaging topics to write about not just for one piece of writing, but across the school year.
- Talk about how to establish strong relationships in writing conferences that foster engagement.
- Explain how to help students “work in their zone” so that they feel writing is something they can be successful with, and enjoy.
The webinar will take place using Zoom. We will email the Zoom link to everyone who registers a few days before the webinar.
Can’t participate live? Everyone who registers will receive a link to the recording the following day and will be able to view the webinar for 30 days.
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