In this workshop, youíll be introduced to an innovative set of
writing strategies that will help your students make dramatic
improvements almost instantly. Through a unique hands-on approach,
youíll experience practical, proven tools you and your students
can use on all kinds of writing assignments across the curriculum.
This fun-filled, fast-paced, and highly interactive workshop will
focus on techniques for improving narrative, expository, and
persuasive writing. The strategies youíll be introduced to here
are applicable to both prompted writing situations and
student-selected topics. Weíll also discuss approaches to writing
better research reports, persuasive essays, and fiction stories,
as well as practical and effective solutions for working with
Essay writing is now a significant part of our state testing
systems. Under less-than-ideal circumstances, students have to
analyze a prompt and compose a response that will earn a passing
score. To score high, students need to use a variety of strategies
designed specifically for todayís high-stakes testing situations.
But if teachers spend all their time teaching to the test,
students lose interest and become poor writers in the long run.
How can you balance the demands of good teaching while making sure
that each of your students achieves the highest possible test
scores? Take this workshop and find out.