This one-day workshop, offered through the CVEDC, for teachers of grades 4-8 will focus on essay and argumentative writing that inspires kids to write passionately about topics that matter to them. You’ll practice creating a classroom environment that inspires kids to explore big ideas, and create a culture of thoughtful consideration of multiple perspectives and debate. You’ll have a chance to develop tried and true minilessons for helping kids overcome writer’s block, developing a strong thesis, and elaborating on an idea in a way that not only conveys the message clearly – but also pulls the reader in to get them to care about the topic too. The day will be packed with practical classroom-ready strategies for a range of essay types.
Prerequisites: The workshop will assume that participants have some experience teaching writing workshop that is centered on daily time for independent writing.
Text: The Journey is Everything: Teaching Essays That Students Want to Write for People Who Want to Read Them, by Katherine Bomer
For more information and registration details, visit CVEDC's website.