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



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