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Elementary School Teachers

Fall series

All three workshops for a discount

For K–2 Grade Teachers

Poetry, the Path to an Empowered Writing Life:  Amy Ludwig Vanderwater and Ariale Johnson will use poetry as a helpful tool to deal with the rich inner lives of students.

Making Opinion Writing Fun: Lisa Rivera is a seminar that turns academic writing into fascinating and fun activities.

Jump Into Narrative Writing By Using Your Imagination: Jennifer Baumgartner explores storytelling as art.

While each workshop can stand alone, students and teachers can draw much more meaning from each seminar if they have other seminars to build on. Furthermore, registering for the entire series saves you money and time.

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

All three workshops for a discount

For 3rd-5th Grade Teachers

Purchasing this bundle will get you all three of these workshops:

Revising Your Writing (without killing it): Laura Brown addresses one of the most difficult and overlooked aspects of writing.

In Collaborative Composing: Aeriale Johnson helps scaffold how group work can be constructive rather than destructive. 

Getting to the Heart of the Story: Alexis Doucette shows how to generate and execute story writing ideas consistently and concisely.

While each workshop can stand alone, students and teachers can draw much more meaning from each seminar if they have other seminars to build on. Furthermore, registering for the entire series saves you money and time.

September 29th, 2018

Poetry, the Path to an Empowered Writing Life

For K–2 Grade Teachers

Amy Ludwig Vanderwater has shown us that Poems Are Teachers. Join Aeriale for an engaging morning exploring how we can integrate poetry into our daily work with young children to help them become more powerful writers in all genres.

Aeriale Johnson, SJAWP Fellow, spends her days learning from children at Washington Elementary School in San José. She holds a National Board Certification in Early/Middle Childhood Literacy.

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

Revising Your Writing (without killing it)

For 3-5 Grade Teachers

​Donald Murray once saidWriting is revising.” But why do we resist it?  Hate it? Go straight to editing? Participant teams will use mentor texts to play “editorial staff” in an inquiry lesson on revision. Try out revision​ strategies on ​your own discovery draft or free-writ​e​​.  Come away with tools for revising and editing ​all kinds of writing. ​Even like revising? Maybe!

Laura Brown, is an SJAWP Associate Director and recently-retired Intervention teacher from Mount Pleasant Elementary School District

October 20, 2018

Making Opinion Writing Fun

For K–2 Grade Teachers

Using  the right mentor text, in particular one that most teachers have in their classroom library already, can make opinion writing fun. I will show how you tie math into the lesson as well.

Lisa Rivera, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches 1st grade at Kathryn Hughes Elementary School in Santa Clara Unified School District.

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

Collaborative Composing

For 3-5 Grade Teachers

When students write with other students, deeper, richer ideas can emerge, take root, and grow into inspired drafts. Creatively collaborate with students and add something new to your writing workshop toolkit.

Aeriale Johnson, SJAWP Fellow, spends her days learning from children at Washington Elementary School in San José. She holds a National Board Certification in Early/Middle Childhood Literacy.

November 10th, 2018

Jump Into Narrative Writing By Using Your Imagination!

For K–2 Grade Teachers

In this workshop, we will explore story writing strategies such as beginning, middle, and end to teach narrative writing.  We will use a mentor text to physically demonstrate how the beginning, middle, and the end of the story looks before we try writing our own creation.   

Jennifer Baumgartner, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches 2nd grade teacher at Zanker Elementary School in Milpitas Unified School District.  She loves teaching writing using Writer’s Workshop and has done so for 27 years. In her spare time, she loves to travel, cook, read and write.  

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

Getting to the Heart of the Story

For 3-5 Grade Teachers

We will begin with brainstorming different short story ideas and then move into drafting those pieces. Using think-aloud strategies, we will help students pause to think about how to add details and dialogue, as well as check in to see how we could improve the piece as we go – internalizing the revising and editing processes. Everybody has a story, what’s yours? We can’t for you to share it.

Alexis Doucette, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches fourth grade at La Entrada School in Las Lomitas Elementary School District in Menlo Park.

Agenda

Registration Fees

Online

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$30.00 per session $75.00 for all 3 sessions

Walk In

Walk-in registration, to be paid by cash or check only (no credit cards accepted)
$35.00 per session $75.00 for all 3 sessions.

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