Wednesday Nov. 18 7:00-8:30 PM EST
Presented by Carl Anderson and Matt Glover
When students are highly engaged in writing workshop, they learn much more about writing, and will enjoy doing so. Creating the conditions for student engagement is the most important work we do as writing teachers, especially during these challenging times. We will be much more successful with the nuts and bolts of teaching writing—units of study, writing conferences, craft and process studies, and more—when our students are engaged.
Join Carl Anderson and Matt Glover to learn five strategies for increasing student engagement in writing workshop, online or onsite. During this webinar Carl and Matt will:
- Discuss how to prioritize student choice of worthwhile topics, authentic genres, and real purposes so that students want to write;
- Talk about how to establish mentor-mentee relationships in writing conferences that help students learn, develop, and grow, all of which foster engagement;
- Discuss how to establish yourself as a writer who shows students what it means to have a writing life, and that writing is a meaningful, worthwhile thing to do;
- Explain how to teach with mentor texts in a way that helps students develop identities as writers who are part of a larger community of writers;
- Explain how to help students “work in their zone” so that they feel that writing is something they can be successful with, and enjoy.
The webinar will take place using Zoom. When you register we will email you the Zoom link a few days before the webinar.
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