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  • Jan. 31, Wed. - Heart of Georgia RESA, Dublin GA - IN-PERSON - Launching into Literacy - Diving into Informational Skills (Gr 2-8)

Jan. 31, Wed. - Heart of Georgia RESA, Dublin GA - IN-PERSON - Launching into Literacy - Diving into Informational Skills (Gr 2-8)

  • 31 Jan 2024
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Heart of Georgia RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency), 717 Smith St, Dublin, GA 31021


  • The Informational Writing Guide is the required resource for this workshop in either print or digitally through the HUB. If you do not have a copy, please select to purchase one during this registration.
  • Registration includes a subscription to the Informational guide through the HUB. Access active for a year from payment date.

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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


  • 6 hours of Informational Writing instruction (taught by Educators, Kathy Howell and Laura Thomas )
  • 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. Or $325 USD to include a printed 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. 

    • 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.   

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