Launching into Literacy - Diving into Narrative Skills (2-8)

Teach Your Students to Strengthen Both Narrative Writing and Reading Skills Whenever They Interact with Text 

WHO:  Teachers, Grades 2-8

This presentation includes dynamic, interactive modeling by the presenter. All participants are encouraged to actively engage during the workshop by providing responses during the modeling segments, asking questions and interacting with others when possible. 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:  Instructional tools to support deeper comprehension of text, apply analysis skills to constructed response, confidently teach narrative writing, and learn how to provide actionable feedback when assessing student work.  Gain understanding of foundational writing skills to help students effectively respond to text and strengthen both writing abilities and reading comprehension skills. 

HOW THE DAY BREAKS OUT:

Part 1– Launching into Literacy     

  • Understanding EW’s Methodology and how it creates writing success
  • Recognizing Genre
  • Identifying Organizational Frameworks (e.g., Informational vs. Narrative)Learning How to Annotate and Analyze Text
  • Finding Literary Elements for Literary Analysis 
  • Identifying Text Conventions (clues) for Constructed Response 

Part 2– Narrative Skills

  • Developing an Entertaining Beginning
  • Creating Elaborate Detail
  • Building Suspense
  • Describing the Main Event
  • Developing Extended Endings 

Part 3– Putting It All Together 

  • Practicing Process Writing
  • Forming Assessment Rubrics
  • Recap of Today’s Learning – Narrative Writing
Teachers, workshops are full-day with 6 hours of instruction and a 1 hour lunch break.

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Upcoming Narrative Workshops

    • 4 Mar 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (MST)
    • Best Western Plus Village Park Inn , 1804 Crowchild Trail NW Calgary, T2M 3Y7
    • 23
    Register

    Canada Market - Build cross-curricular connections through Narrative Writing! Come join our training team where Carla Thio, our Master Trainer in Canada, will be presenting our narrative workshop in person.

    Learn skills and strategies for teaching effective narrative writing whether you teach ELA, Social Studies, Humanities or Science. We will make connections to all parts of your curriculum so you can seamlessly apply the skills your students learn to your content area topics. 

    This workshop is geared towards teachers grades 2-8. Empowering Writers' approach to writing instruction is student centered and teacher friendly.

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: Foundational writing skills that start by reading with “Author’s Eyes,” instructional tools to support deeper comprehension of text through annotation and analysis, how to break the writing process down into manageable pieces, how to provide actionable feedback when assessing student work, differentiation strategies, and the confidence to teach narrative writing as you build a community of writers through common language and assured experiences.

    HOW THE TRAINING BREAKS OUT
    Part 1– Launching into Literacy         

    •  Understanding EW’s Methodology and
       how it creates writing success
    •  Recognizing Genre
    •  Identifying Organizational Frameworks
      (e.g., Informational vs. Narrative)
    •  Learning How to Annotate and Analyze Text
    •  Finding Literary Elements for Literary Analysis
    • Identifying Text Conventions (clues) for Constructed Response
    Part 2 - Narrative Skills
    • Developing an Entertaining Beginning
    • Creating Elaborate Details
    • Building Suspense
    • Describing the Main Event
    • Developing Extended Endings
    Part 3– Putting It All Together
    •  Practicing Process Writing
    •  Forming Assessment Rubrics
    •  Recap of Today’s Learning – Narrative Writing

    WHAT YOU GET: 

    • 6 hours of Narrative Writing instruction (taught by Carla Thio) plus a 1 yr subscription to the HUB. 
    • Certificate of Attendance for 6-hours of Professional Development
    • Ongoing support from the Empowering Writers’ team to ensure your success through virtual teacher talks, online chat Q&A, webinar trainings and much more!
    • Price:  $175 USD for a full day of instruction plus 1 yr subscription to the HUB for the digital Narrative guide.  Or $250 USD to extend the subscription to the digital Narrative HUB guide for another year.  That's just $75 for two years of access (a $123 saving!)
    • Register Today to hold your spot!  Whether paying by credit card now, or using a check/PO for payment later, you can be sure your seat is secure now, so that you won’t miss this valuable training to enhance your writing instruction.  (Note registration window closes approximately 24 hours prior to the training time)

      Workshop Requirements:

      Each participant is required to have the corresponding Empowering Writers’ teaching manual (digital guide or printed manual) for this Narrative writing workshop.  A digital subscription is provided with your registration for a year. If you would like a printed copy as well, the printed manual is $170 and will be shipped promptly to your location of choice. 

      • Remember that your Empowering Writers’ digital guide includes a year-long HUB license that delivers Narrative digital teaching resources for an entire year of narrative writing instruction.  The HUB allows for easy, online access to your Narrative Writing digital guide, along with a wealth of done-for-you resources and teach-it tools to access online and use it for a full year from date of purchase. Teachers love the EW HUB for their writing instruction!
      • 14 Mar 2024
      • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (MDT)
      • Chateau Nova Yellowhead, 13920 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton
      • 20
      Register

      Canada Market - Build cross-curricular connections through Narrative Writing! Come join our training team where Carla Thio, our Master Trainer in Canada, will be presenting our narrative workshop in person.

      Learn skills and strategies for teaching effective narrative writing whether you teach ELA, Social Studies, Humanities or Science. We will make connections to all parts of your curriculum so you can seamlessly apply the skills your students learn to your content area topics. 

      This workshop is geared towards teachers grades 2-8. Empowering Writers' approach to writing instruction is student centered and teacher friendly.

      WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: Foundational writing skills that start by reading with “Author’s Eyes,” instructional tools to support deeper comprehension of text through annotation and analysis, how to break the writing process down into manageable pieces, how to provide actionable feedback when assessing student work, differentiation strategies, and the confidence to teach narrative writing as you build a community of writers through common language and assured experiences.

      HOW THE TRAINING BREAKS OUT
      Part 1– Launching into Literacy         

      •  Understanding EW’s Methodology and
         how it creates writing success
      •  Recognizing Genre
      •  Identifying Organizational Frameworks
        (e.g., Informational vs. Narrative)
      •  Learning How to Annotate and Analyze Text
      •  Finding Literary Elements for Literary Analysis
      • Identifying Text Conventions (clues) for Constructed Response
      Part 2 - Narrative Skills
      • Developing an Entertaining Beginning
      • Creating Elaborate Details
      • Building Suspense
      • Describing the Main Event
      • Developing Extended Endings
      Part 3– Putting It All Together
      •  Practicing Process Writing
      •  Forming Assessment Rubrics
      •  Recap of Today’s Learning – Narrative Writing


      WHAT YOU GET: 

      • 6 hours of Narrative Writing instruction (taught by Carla Thio) plus a free 1 yr subscription to the HUB. 
      • Certificate of Attendance for 6-hours of Professional Development
      • Ongoing support from the Empowering Writers’ team to ensure your success through virtual teacher talks, online chat Q&A, webinar trainings and much more!
      • Price:  $175 USD for a full day of instruction plus 1 yr subscription to the HUB for the digital Narrative guide.  Or $250 USD to extend the subscription to the digital Narrative HUB guide for another year.  That's just $75 for two years of access (a $123 saving!)
      • Register Today to hold your spot!  Whether paying by credit card now, or using a check/PO for payment later, you can be sure your seat is secure now, so that you won’t miss this valuable training to enhance your writing instruction.  (Note registration window closes approximately 24 hours prior to the training time)

        Workshop Requirements:

        Each participant is required to have the corresponding Empowering Writers’ teaching manual (digital guide or printed manual) for this Narrative writing workshop.  A digital subscription is provided with your registration for a year. If you would like a printed copy as well, the printed manual is $170 and will be shipped promptly to your location of choice. 

        • Remember that your Empowering Writers’ digital guide includes a year-long HUB license that delivers Narrative digital teaching resources for an entire year of narrative writing instruction.  The HUB allows for easy, online access to your Narrative Writing digital guide, along with a wealth of done-for-you resources and teach-it tools to access online and use it for a full year from date of purchase. Teachers love the EW HUB for their writing instruction!
        • 16 Apr 2024
        • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (MDT)
        • Live Zoom Classroom
        Register

        Canada Market - Build cross-curricular connections through Narrative Writing! Come join our training team where Carla Thio, our Master Trainer in Canada, will be presenting our narrative workshop in person.

        Learn skills and strategies for teaching effective narrative writing whether you teach ELA, Social Studies, Humanities or Science. We will make connections to all parts of your curriculum so you can seamlessly apply the skills your students learn to your content area topics. 

        This workshop is geared towards teachers of all grade levels. Empowering Writers' approach to writing instruction is student centered and teacher friendly.

        WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: Foundational writing skills that start by reading with “Author’s Eyes,” instructional tools to support deeper comprehension of text through annotation and analysis, how to break the writing process down into manageable pieces, how to provide actionable feedback when assessing student work, differentiation strategies, and the confidence to teach narrative writing as you build a community of writers through common language and assured experiences.

        WHAT YOU GET: 

        • 6 hours of Narrative Writing instruction (taught by Carla Thio) plus a free 1 yr subscription to the HUB. 
        • Certificate of Attendance for 6-hours of Professional Development
        • Ongoing support from the Empowering Writers’ team to ensure your success through virtual teacher talks, online chat Q&A, webinar trainings and much more!
        • Price:  $175 USD for a full day of instruction plus 1 yr subscription to the HUB for the digital Narrative guide.  Or $250 USD to extend the subscription to the digital Narrative HUB guide for another year.  That's just $75 for two years of access (a $123 saving!)
        • Register Today to hold your spot!  Whether paying by credit card now, or using a check/PO for payment later, you can be sure your seat is secure now, so that you won’t miss this valuable training to enhance your writing instruction.  (Note registration window closes approximately 24 hours prior to the training time)

          Workshop Requirements:

          Each participant is required to have the corresponding Empowering Writers’ teaching manual (digital guide or printed manual) for this Narrative writing workshop.  A digital subscription is provided with your registration for a year. If you would like a printed copy as well, the printed manual is $170 and will be shipped promptly to your location of choice. 

          • Remember that your Empowering Writers’ digital guide includes a year-long HUB license that delivers Narrative digital teaching resources for an entire year of narrative writing instruction.  The HUB allows for easy, online access to your Narrative Writing digital guide, along with a wealth of done-for-you resources and teach-it tools to access online and use it for a full year from date of purchase. Teachers love the EW HUB for their writing instruction!
          • 6 May 2024
          • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (MDT)
          • Chateau Nova Yellowhead, 13920 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton
          • 30
          Register

          Canada Market - Build cross-curricular connections through Narrative Writing! Come join our training team where Carla Thio, our Master Trainer in Canada, will be presenting our narrative workshop in person.

          Learn skills and strategies for teaching effective narrative writing whether you teach ELA, Social Studies, Humanities or Science. We will make connections to all parts of your curriculum so you can seamlessly apply the skills your students learn to your content area topics. 

          This workshop is geared towards teachers grades 2-8. Empowering Writers' approach to writing instruction is student centered and teacher friendly.

          WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: Foundational writing skills that start by reading with “Author’s Eyes,” instructional tools to support deeper comprehension of text through annotation and analysis, how to break the writing process down into manageable pieces, how to provide actionable feedback when assessing student work, differentiation strategies, and the confidence to teach narrative writing as you build a community of writers through common language and assured experiences.

          HOW THE TRAINING BREAKS OUT
          Part 1– Launching into Literacy         

          •  Understanding EW’s Methodology and
             how it creates writing success
          •  Recognizing Genre
          •  Identifying Organizational Frameworks
            (e.g., Informational vs. Narrative)
          •  Learning How to Annotate and Analyze Text
          •  Finding Literary Elements for Literary Analysis
          • Identifying Text Conventions (clues) for Constructed Response
          Part 2 - Narrative Skills
          • Developing an Entertaining Beginning
          • Creating Elaborate Details
          • Building Suspense
          • Describing the Main Event
          • Developing Extended Endings
          Part 3– Putting It All Together
          •  Practicing Process Writing
          •  Forming Assessment Rubrics
          •  Recap of Today’s Learning – Narrative Writing

          WHAT YOU GET: 

          • 6 hours of Narrative Writing instruction (taught by Carla Thio) plus a free 1 yr subscription to the HUB. 
          • Certificate of Attendance for 6-hours of Professional Development
          • Ongoing support from the Empowering Writers’ team to ensure your success through virtual teacher talks, online chat Q&A, webinar trainings and much more!
          • Price:  $175 USD for a full day of instruction plus 1 yr subscription to the HUB for the digital Narrative guide.  Or $250 USD to extend the subscription to the digital Narrative HUB guide for another year.  That's just $75 for two years of access (a $123 saving!)
          • Register Today to hold your spot!  Whether paying by credit card now, or using a check/PO for payment later, you can be sure your seat is secure now, so that you won’t miss this valuable training to enhance your writing instruction.  (Note registration window closes approximately 24 hours prior to the training time)

            Workshop Requirements:

            Each participant is required to have the corresponding Empowering Writers’ teaching manual (digital guide or printed manual) for this Narrative writing workshop.  A digital subscription is provided with your registration for a year. If you would like a printed copy as well, the printed manual is $170 and will be shipped promptly to your location of choice. 

            • Remember that your Empowering Writers’ digital guide includes a year-long HUB license that delivers Narrative digital teaching resources for an entire year of narrative writing instruction.  The HUB allows for easy, online access to your Narrative Writing digital guide, along with a wealth of done-for-you resources and teach-it tools to access online and use it for a full year from date of purchase. Teachers love the EW HUB for their writing instruction!
            • 10 Jun 2024
            • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (MDT)
            • Live Zoom Classroom
            Register

            Canada Market - Build cross-curricular connections through Narrative Writing! Come join our training team where Carla Thio, our Master Trainer in Canada, will be presenting our narrative workshop in person.

            Learn skills and strategies for teaching effective narrative writing whether you teach ELA, Social Studies, Humanities or Science. We will make connections to all parts of your curriculum so you can seamlessly apply the skills your students learn to your content area topics. 

            This workshop is geared towards teachers of all grade levels. Empowering Writers' approach to writing instruction is student centered and teacher friendly.

            WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: Foundational writing skills that start by reading with “Author’s Eyes,” instructional tools to support deeper comprehension of text through annotation and analysis, how to break the writing process down into manageable pieces, how to provide actionable feedback when assessing student work, differentiation strategies, and the confidence to teach narrative writing as you build a community of writers through common language and assured experiences.

            WHAT YOU GET: 

            • 6 hours of Narrative Writing instruction (taught by Carla Thio) plus a free 1 yr subscription to the HUB. 
            • Certificate of Attendance for 6-hours of Professional Development
            • Ongoing support from the Empowering Writers’ team to ensure your success through virtual teacher talks, online chat Q&A, webinar trainings and much more!
            • Price:  $175 USD for a full day of instruction plus 1 yr subscription to the HUB for the digital Narrative guide.  Or $250 USD to extend the subscription to the digital Narrative HUB guide for another year.  That's just $75 for two years of access (a $123 saving!)
            • Register Today to hold your spot!  Whether paying by credit card now, or using a check/PO for payment later, you can be sure your seat is secure now, so that you won’t miss this valuable training to enhance your writing instruction.  (Note registration window closes approximately 24 hours prior to the training time)

              Workshop Requirements:

              Each participant is required to have the corresponding Empowering Writers’ teaching manual (digital guide or printed manual) for this Narrative writing workshop.  A digital subscription is provided with your registration for a year. If you would like a printed copy as well, the printed manual is $170 and will be shipped promptly to your location of choice. 

              • Remember that your Empowering Writers’ digital guide includes a year-long HUB license that delivers Narrative digital teaching resources for an entire year of narrative writing instruction.  The HUB allows for easy, online access to your Narrative Writing digital guide, along with a wealth of done-for-you resources and teach-it tools to access online and use it for a full year from date of purchase. Teachers love the EW HUB for their writing instruction!

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