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

Teach Your Students How to Apply Analysis Skills to Constructed Response

WHO:  Teachers, Grades 2-8

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

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” discovery) for Constructed Response

Part 2– Informational Skills

  • Developing Broad, yet Distinct Main Ideas
  • Creating Detail-Generating Questions
  • Widening Sentence Variety
  • Conducting/referencing Research
  •  Building Introductions and Conclusions

Part 3– Putting It All Together

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

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    Upcoming events

      • 27 Sep 2022
      • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
      • Zoom Classroom - Central Time
      Register

      WHAT YOU GET: 

      • 6 hours of Informational Writing instruction (taught by Master Educators)
      • Certificate of Attendance for 6-hours of Professional Development
      • Online Access to the Recording of this Live Zoom Workshop: 7-days of online access available following your attendance to this LIVE Zoom workshop.
      • 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 and unlimited support. Or $274 USD to include a year's subscription to the digital Informational HUB guide.
      • 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 Informational writing workshop.  If you don’t have it, don’t worry!  You may add the EW teaching manual (in either digital or printed form) to your registration.  Digital Guides are $99 each and readily available through our online HUB teacher portal.  The Printed Manual is $140 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 Informational digital teaching resources for an entire year of informational writing instruction.  The HUB allows for easy, online access to your Informational Writing digital guide, along with a wealth of done-for-you resources and teach-it tools to access online and use for a year from payment date.   

          Teachers love the EW HUB for their writing instruction!


        • 4 Oct 2022
        • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
        • Zoom Classroom - Central Time
        Register

        WHAT YOU GET: 

        • 6 hours of Writing instruction (taught by Master Educators).  Required prerequisite: Empowering Writers Informational/Expository 6 hour training. 
        • Certificate of Attendance for 6-hours of Professional Development
        • Online Access to the Recording of this Live Zoom Workshop: 7-days of online access available following your attendance to this LIVE Zoom workshop.
        • 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 and unlimited support. Add $99 to include a year's subscription to the digital Informational HUB guide.
        • 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:

          Background in EW Informational instruction is recommended.

        Can't attend a live workshop? Register for a On-Demand Workshop and watch on your own time!

        This is a 6 hour recorded workshop with our trainers. Start, pause, restart and stop all on your own time, on your own schedule. You will have access to this recording for 14 days upon payment from either a PO or Credit Card. 

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