Saturday Seminars

Middle School Teachers

Spring Series

Discount when you take all 3 seminars

For 6-8 grade teachers

February 9

Chris Knoblaugh

Developing the Personal Narrative: Beyond One Arc

Learning how to develop a personal narrative to reveal your personality, values, and beliefs requires a sense of humor and a little literary magic.

March 2

Jay Richards 

The Essay Can Be Your Friend

Why do many students dread writing essays about the books they read in school?  Sharing your thinking about stories should have a positive connotation. Let’s talk about how to change your mindset about essays at this workshop. And then let’s put together a draft of a literary essay.  You can BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) to write about though we’ll also have short stories you can respond to.

April 6

Jay Richards 

Notes from A Student Writing Contest Judge

SJAWP Teacher-Consultant Jay Richards, Editorial Committee Chair of the $1000 for 1000 Words Student Fiction contest, shares his experience reading and judging hundreds of stories for the contest. Read some of the award-winning stories written by teens and learn some of ‘do’s and don’ts’ that made them great.

Take the 6-8th Series

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Take the series for credit (PLC)

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February 9, 2019

Developing the Personal Narrative: Beyond One Arc

For 6-8 Grade Teachers

Learning how to develop a personal narrative to reveal your personality, values, and beliefs requires a sense of humor and a little literary magic.  Join author Chris Knoblaugh for an engaging experience.  Find new ways to lead your students into writing narratives that are enjoyable to read.

Chris Knoblaugh teaches 6th grade at Castillero Middle School in San Jose USD. In addition, Chris tutors writing and is an author. TRIBUTE is her debut novel in The Cleaners Series.

Take the 6-8th February 9 Seminar

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March 2, 2019

The Essay Can Be Your Friend

For 6-8 Grade Teachers

Why do many students dread writing essays about the books they read in school?  Sharing your thinking about stories should have a positive connotation. Let’s talk about how to change your mindset about essays at this workshop. And then let’s put together a draft of a literary essay.  

You can BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) to write about though we’ll also have short stories you can respond to.

Jay Richards, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches 8th grade at Central Middle School in San Carlos School District.. Jay is also the Editorial Committee Chairman in charge of judging for the local $1000 for 1000 Words fiction contest for grades 6-12 (www.bluefire.org).

Take the 6-8th March 2 Seminar

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April 6, 2019

Notes from A Student Writing Contest Judge

For 6-8 Grade Teachers

SJAWP Teacher-Consultant Jay Richards, Editorial Committee Chair of the $1000 for 1000 Words Student Fiction contest, shares his experience reading and judging hundreds of stories for the contest. Read some of the award-winning stories written by teens and learn some of ‘do’s and don’ts’ that made them great.

Take the 6-8th April 6th Seminar

Register here

Agenda

  • 9:30–10:00 am – Registration in Sweeney Hall Courtyard
  • 10:00–10:30 am – Pre-conference with teacher consultant on lesson objectives & plans
  • 10:30 am–12:30 pm – Participate in the Saturday Seminar with leader, other teachers and students
  • 12:30–1:00 pm – Debrief with the teacher consultant

Registration Fees

Online

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$20.00 per session $55.00 for all 3 sessions

Walk In

Walk-in registration, to be paid by cash or check only (no credit cards accepted)
$25.00 per session $65.00 for all 3 sessions.

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