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Saturday Seminars

Middle School Teachers

Fall Series

All 3 Workshops

For 6-7 grade teachers

Secrets to Award Winning Middle School Stories from a Contest Insider: Learn how to write narratives with broad appeal by reading award winning stories and breaking down what makes them great.

Meaningful Dialogue and its Role in Effective Writing: Engage in meaningful dialogue as we explore and discuss mentor texts to elevate our narrative writing.

Hey, you! Let’s talk! – Engaging Dialogue and Narrative Writing: Dialogue is one of the most important aspects to any story! Write better dialogue by studying mentor texts, doing improv, and (of course) writing dialogue.

If you plan to attend all three workshops, sign up for the full series here!

September 29th, 2018

Secrets to Award Winning Middle School Stories from a Contest Insider

For 6-7 Grade Teachers

Your middle school students love writing stories, but how can we teachers help them up their narrative game?  One approach we’ll take is to look at the handful of winning stories selected from two local middle school writing contests: the Stanford Anthology for Youth and the $1000 for 1000 words contest. What traits do these “mentor texts” – written by 10- to 14-year-olds – share that make them stand apart?  And how can we connect our conclusions with the narrative and character work of Lucy Calkins and her Units of Study?

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).

October 20th, 2018

Meaningful Dialogue and its Role in Effective Writing

For 6-7 Grade Teachers

In this workshop, we will engage in meaningful dialogue as we explore and discuss mentor texts, a way to elevate our own narrative writing.

Jacqueline Goodwin, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches middle school at Renaissance Academy at Fischer in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District

November 10th, 2018

Hey, you! Let’s talk! - Engaging Dialogue and Narrative Writing

For 6-7 Grade Teachers

The key to creating believable characters and engaging storytelling is great dialogue.  

In this workshop students and teachers will engage with mentor texts, participate in improv sketches, and craft  dialogue to move stories forward and draw the reader into the story.

Brandy Jenson, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches middle school at Crittenden Middle School in Mountain View Whisman School District.

Agenda

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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