Spice Up Your Writing! Grades K-8 Writing is an endless adventure! Coherent writing is essential for school and everyday life. This course will provide you with a variety of resources to spice up your writing instruction. Throughout the course participants will reflect upon their own techniques for teaching writing and fine tune certain areas. Participants will gain knowledge of how to conduct a writer's workshop and leave with a variety of mini-lessons. You will engage in authentic writing that has purpose that can easily be implemented in the classroom setting. Helping your students develop strong writing skills will help strengthen their reading abilities and help them communicate more effectively. If your looking for ways to motivate your reluctant writers and enhance your writing instruction than this course is for you.

Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  1. How to engage their students in authentic writing.
  2. The benefits of writing instruction.
  3. Why writing is important for school and everyday life


  1. How to engage in writer's workshop.
  2. What to ask during a writing conference.
  3. The difficulty struggling writers face

and Be Able To

  1. Implement mini-lessons geared toward your population of students.
  2. Make use of a variety of interactive websites that exist to support struggling writers.
  3. Identify an authors craft.
  4. Implement writing strategy organizers
Visit www.nyctd.org to learn more and to register.