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Organizational Model for Writing to Read in Kindergarten (seminar #2)

New Workshop with Julie Lay and Nellie Edge

Thursday, July 22, 2010  •   Salem, Oregon   •   Salem Conference Center and Hotel

Professional Development Credits and WA Clock Hours Available

Register by June 5 to Receive Early Registration Special

or download registration form and send in.

writing to read

Refine your "Kid Writing" workshop practices and learn how to organize powerful, independent writing centers.

Dear Teachers,
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 Kid Writing 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.

SPACE IS LIMITED to 40 participants. Register online now

or download registration form and send in.


$199 through June 5, 2010

  $229 after June 5, 2010

Prerequisite: Writing to Read in Kindergarten:
Explore the Power of “Kid Writing” Seminar and Literacy Manual


Enjoy Complimentary Literacy Resources:

"kid writing" video clips, Joyful Writing-to-Read Kindergartens e-Book, and photo essays.


Even if you cannot attend this powerful seminar, order the Writing to Read in Kindergarten Literacy Manual at our online bookstore.

Download the Bookstore order form to mail in.

Don't forget to send this information to a friend!

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