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  • Feb. 23rd, Fri. - Edmonton In-Person - Launching into Literacy - Diving into Informational Skills (Gr 2-8)

Feb. 23rd, Fri. - Edmonton In-Person - Launching into Literacy - Diving into Informational Skills (Gr 2-8)

  • 23 Feb 2024
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (MST)
  • Chateau Nova Yellowhead, 13920 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Registration includes a 2 yr subscription to the digital Informational guide through the HUB. Access is active for 2 full years from date of purchase. Price in USD.
  • Registration includes a complimentary 1yr subscription to the HUB. Price in USD.

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


  • 6 hours of Informational Writing instruction (taught by Master Educator Carla Thio)
    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

    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
  • Certificate of Attendance for 6-hours of Professional Development
  • Price:  $175 USD for a full day of instruction plus 1 yr subscription to the HUB for the digital Informational guide.  Or $250 USD to extend the subscription to the digital Informational 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. 

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