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View Seminar: Writing Workshop Foundations Grades K-2

Seminar NameWriting Workshop Foundations Grades K-2
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Seminar Full DescIn a writing workshop, students learn to appreciate both meaning and craft in writing and then learn to shape their own lives into stories, essays, poems, and articles. As teachers, we begin by creating an inspiring writing environment, helping students discover and strengthen their own voices through writing conferences and the study of well-written narrative, informational, and opinion texts. This day will begin with a focus on the elements of writing workshop: procedures: mini lessons, conferring, and planning. We will examine student writing, video clips, and strong texts as we explore ways to manage many writers, teach from literature, establish structures, plan units, and create exciting opportunities for student publication. This workshop will draw on many resources, from the Teachers College Units of Study to books by Ralph Fletcher, Georgia Heard, Stephanie Parsons, and Barry Lane, and teachers will leave with a bibliography of books and resources to further their learning. Please bring whatever resources you are using now, as we can use these to deepen our discussion and work together.
Seminar Date11/02/2017
Opening Time8:30 am
Closing Time2:30 pm
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Seminar AudienceGrades K-2
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Seminar Objectives-Students will learn to appreciate both meaning and craft in writing
-Students will discover and strengthen their voices by writing
-Elements of a writing workshop
-Broaden the resource availability of the writer
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Seminar TopicsA former fifth grade teacher, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is author of FOREST HAS A SONG (Clarion, 2013), EVERY DAY BIRDS (Scholastic, 2016), and the forthcoming READ! READ! READ! (Wordsong, 2017), DREAMING OF YOU (Boyds Mills Press, 2018), and WITH MY HANDS (Clarion, 2018). She is also co-author of POETRY: BIG THOUGHTS IN SMALL PACKAGES (2012) and the forthcoming POEMS ARE TEACHERS (2017), both with Heinemann. Amy lives in Holland, NY, has taught writing to teachers and students for eighteen years, and blogs at The Poem Farm and Sharing Our Notebooks. Find her online at
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SiteCA BOCES - Olean CTE
LocationTraining Rooms A/B
Site TypeRegional
Duration6 Hours
Seminar StatusHeld
WorkshopWriting Workshop Foundations
Starting Registration8:00 am
Credit Hours6.00
CTLE EligibleYes
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Seminar Id1624

CTLE Activities

  • Pedagogy


Districts That Can Send Participants

  • Allegany-Limestone Central School
  • Andover Central School
  • Belfast Central School
  • Bolivar-Richburg Central School
  • Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School
  • Cuba-Rushford Central School
  • Ellicottville Central School
  • Fillmore Central School
  • Franklinville Central School
  • Friendship Central School
  • Genesee Valley Central School
  • Hinsdale Central School
  • Olean City Schools
  • Pioneer Central School
  • Portville Central School
  • Randolph Academy Union Free School
  • Randolph Central School
  • Salamanca City Schools
  • Scio Central School
  • Wellsville Central School
  • West Valley Central School
  • Whitesville Central School
  • CA-BOCES Admin
  • CA-BOCES Special Education
  • CA Teacher Center

Learning Standards

  • 2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction
  • 3 Instructional Practice