Going Beyond the Units of Study with Leah Mermelstein and Beth Moore


  • CVEDC Colchester, Vermont

In this two day institute, hosted by the Champlain Valley Educator Development Center, in Colchester, VT, Leah will begin the institute sharing the ‘must-haves’ of Writing Workshop as well as the components of a balanced writing curriculum, how to make responsible choices in topic, minilessons and process, as well as creating self-directed learners.

Participants will learn about overarching learning and teaching concepts for writing workshop, building units of study that are tailored to your students’ needs, and incorporating the Lucy Calkins’ materials as well as specific instructional strategies into your writing curriculum.

There will be break-out sessions where Leah will focus more deeply in a K-2 group and Beth with grades 3-6. Each will go beyond the units of study and give teachers and teams opportunities for unit development that incorporates specific instructional strategies to reach all learners, developing resources for conferring and small group work inside a unit. The institute will close focusing on closure strategies. The soon-to-be published book: The Writing Strategies Book will be included with registration fee.

*Includes the 2017 book: The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers by Jennifer Serravallo

** Option for 3 graduate credit course adding June 26-28 at a site TBD taught by Beth Moore will be offered. More details coming soon!

For more information and to register, visit the CVEDC website.