Wednesday, December 8, 7:00-8:30 PM ET
Presented by Carl Anderson and Matt Glover
One of the most important teaching moves you make in a writing unit of study is to begin with several days of immersion, during which you read and enjoy with your students the mentor texts you’ll be teaching with in the unit, and begin to help students read the texts as writers. Immersion has several important purposes, including helping your students become engaged in the unit, giving them a sense of the kind of writing they’ll be doing, and giving them their first experience of reading like a writer in the unit.
Join Carl Anderson and Matt Glover to learn about how you can lift the level of immersion in your units of study. During the webinar, Carl and Matt will:
- Make the case for devoting time to immersion in the beginning of units
- Talk about how to decide how many days of immersion to include in a unit
- Explain how to put together a “stack” of mentor texts for a unit
- Discuss immersion methods – whole-class and small-group
- Talk about the importance of initially inviting students to respond to texts as readers
- Explain how immersion also gives students support with reading like writers across the school year
- Talk about immersing a class in “process mentors” in process studies
The webinar will take place using Zoom. When you register we will email you the Zoom link a few days before the webinar.
Everyone who registers will receive a link to the recording, so don’t worry if you can’t participate live.
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