Refine your "Kid Writing" workshop practices and learn how to organize powerful, independent writing centers.
Many of you have studied with Nellie Edge and taken the “Writing to Read in Kindergarten” seminar with Julie Lay more than once. You are doing well with writing workshop but are challenged by how to keep the other
children doing meaningful literacy activities and “word work” while you conference with individual “kid writers”. This new, hands-on,
“learn-by-doing” seminar with both Julie Lay and Nellie Edge is for those of you who are ready to make your joyful “writing-to-read” kindergarten even more systematic and intentional.
Limited to 40 teachers, so register early!
In just one day, you will learn:
How to structure your “Kid Writing” Workshop. In small groups you will experience "best practices" for
workshop and individual writing conferences.
How to use authentic, ongoing assessment (the star chart) that connects the Oregon literacy standards to classroom practice. You will learn by doing! Bring samples of “Kid Writing.”
How to organize and use Favorite Independent Literacy Centers. We will role-play effective teacher modeling and select and move in and out of centers with clear learning expectations.
How to implement Phonics and Word Work Centers. Explore the most effective manipulative word work activities: creating, purchasing, and using them.
How to help children make three kinds of “Really Cool Books,” in addition to publishing children’s writing. You will make samples of each of these books.
How to make and use actual “Kid Writing” journals and set up the News Story Center.
Teach for optimum choice and independence in reading and writing next year. Prepare an environment with assessment, management systems, and meaningful independent learning activities in place! Join us July 22, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m., for this innovative new workshop with master kindergarten teachers and literacy coaches Julie Lay and Nellie Edge.