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Tap the Full Power of the New K-2 Writing Units of Study: Come Backstage to Discover all the Resources Available to You, Learn Suggested Priorities and Shortcuts, and Grasp the Rationale for Revisions

Oct 8, 2024
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Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2024

Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET

Location: Online, via Zoom

Who Should Attend: Grades K-2 teachers and coaches

Cost: $150 per person

This day is designed to help you draw on the new K-2 Writing Units of Study in order to teach in state-of-the-art ways that nurture your students to become enthusiastic and proficient writers who can write across many genres, for many purposes, and with independence and joy. Whether you have the new units or not, this day will turbo-charge your teaching of writing. 

You’ll learn about our new tools, curriculum, mentor texts, and methods. You’ll study progressions and toolkits, conferring and small group work. You’ll be reminded of the small, implicit moves that make writing workshop instruction magical–the relationship building, the intimacy, the ways you can respond to writers so they feel affirmed and seen. We are bursting with excitement and eager to share fresh ideas and new methods, armloads of practical tips, high-leverage tools, and favorite new mentor texts. Join us for a day to discuss our writing units’ alignment to the reading units, methods for ensuring access for all writers and, of course, tips, tricks, and shortcuts for navigating your way through it all. 

Across this day, expect to:

  • Learn new ways of making every child feel welcome and powerful by using topic choice, sentence stems or talk to help all writers, including those needing scaffolds.  

  • See ways in which assessments are more child-friendly, and how assessments are used in early units to better support instruction throughout the entire Unit of Study. 

  • Lean on the writing progression to help you see where your kids are in the sequence of writing development and then learn to use this information to support students’ writing progress. 

  • Learn how to effectively use the phonemic awareness and grammar supports for the units.  

  • Harvest new charts, demonstration texts, mentor texts and more to build a toolkit so you are ready to support your writers. 

  • Discover new mentor texts, and study ways to incorporate author’s craft into your students’ writing.

  • Tap into new ideas to motivate your writers, including innovative technology and videos. 

  • Study ways to ensure access for multilingual learners through tips built in at the start of each unit, as well as embedded in lessons throughout the unit.

  • Check out our new resource, Supporting All Writers, and grow your repertoire of small group and conferring supports to move writers along a pathway to success.