“Are we done yet?” That is a question commonly asked by students who are truly experiencing the writing process for the first time. Students today want to quickly finish assignments, hand them in, and move on only meeting the bare requirements. When students work through the writing process they learn that it takes time, and they see what they are truly capable of producing. Teachers need to accept that the quantity of writing assignments they can assign will decrease, however the quality of their students’ work will dramatically improve. When the writing process is the focus, students can see and experience their learning and improvement, which is powerful! As a result, they will develop higher-level skills, their confidence will thrive and they will end up with a writing piece that they can be proud of, instead of throwing together an assignment for the sake of its completion. This course is for educators of grades K-12, of all subject areas because students of all levels need to be able to write for different purposes, audiences and across varying genres. Participants will delve into the 5 stages of the writing process in depth, and will connect how they can be aligned to their grade level and discipline. In addition, participants of this class will examine the writer’s workshop concepts of mini-lessons, mentor-texts, and conferencing.
Teachers enrolled in this course will...
Understand and Be Able To
and Be Able To
- Teacher: Kyle Black