This course will give you a fresh perspective on your writing instruction. Writing is personal and can be a difficult subject to teach. You will be guided through reflections on your current instruction while exploring new ideas and confirming the best practices you already use. Throughout this course we will focus on simplifying your writing instruction while making it more meaningful and fun for you and your students. A few of the topics this course will cover are: writing workshop, conferencing with writers, your writing beliefs, assessing writing, and many more! Grade levels: K - 8
By the end of this course participants will:
- Understand the effective components in a writer’s workshop.
- Gather ideas for meaningful and fun writing instruction.
- Make a plan for and gather support for conducting effective student conferences.
- Develop their personal beliefs about teaching writing.