Workshop: Designing Primary Writing Units with the Common Core in Mind (July 8 - 15)
Format: Online Course
Grade(s): K, 1st, 2nd
Topic(s): Teaching Writing, Common Core
The Common Core is changing instruction in grades K-2 classrooms across
the country, with teachers reconsidering both the content and the
skills tackled in their writing units. Katie DiCesare will guide
participants through the process of designing writing units linked to
the Common Core. Through webcasts, readings, video viewing, and online
discussions with Katie and classmates, participants will:|
Explore how research-based classroom design and routines lay the groundwork for all learning in the class.
Consider how to build community in a way that promotes student collaboration and achievement.
Delve into planning tools and resources.
Learn how to integrate formative assessment through writing units.
Analyze student work within the framework of Common Core standards.
Browse literature and technology resources that enhance and support student learning during writing units.
View examples of Katie guiding students as they write their way through three Common Core based units focus on personal narratives, literary character development, and opinion writing.
Participants will receive access to three webcasts, the Two Workshops DVD (a $159 value) detailed personal response from Katie, and a one-month subscription to Choice Literacy.
Choice Literacy members receive a $50 discount off the $295 course fee. Just be sure to log into your membership account before checkout to receive the discount.