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

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

    • 9 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 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 a virtual format via Zoom along with Barbara Keiser, Master Trainer for Empowering Writers.  

    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 virtual 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)
    • 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:  $170 USD for a full day of instruction and unlimited support. Or $250 USD to include the digital Narrative 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 Narrative 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 $80 each and readily available through our online HUB teacher portal.  The Printed Manual is $132 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 now through June 30, 2022.  
        Teachers love the EW HUB for their writing instruction!


      • 25 Jan 2022
      • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
      • Zoom classroom
      Register

      WHAT YOU GET: 

      • 6 hours of Narrative 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:  $170 USD for a full day of instruction and unlimited support. Or $250 USD to include the digital Narrative 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 Narrative 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 $80 each and readily available through our online HUB teacher portal.  The Printed Manual is $132 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 now through June 30, 2022.  
          Teachers love the EW HUB for their writing instruction!


      Can't attend any of the above dates? 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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