Saskatchewan School Library Association
Teach Writing Well
Imagine if there was a simple, logical, and practical way to organize your writing instruction to include everything important about writing process, writing traits, writing modes, and writing workshop while also meeting Standards. Sound impossible? It’s not We’ll focus on how to integrate best practices and develop a robust, comprehensive, and doable writing framework that creates fluent, confident writers at every grade. Explore a new way to teach writers without worksheets that shows them how revision and editing really work: The Writing Wallet.
Becoming a Writing Thief
Using fiction and nonfiction picture books is a rewarding and powerful teaching strategy to help students at any age learn to write. As models for good writing, students use mentor texts to see the writing traits in action and to learn specific craft techniques to create strong writing. Participants will sample books that align with each of the traits, make writing connections to each of the modes (narrative, informational, argumentative (opinion) and discover digital options for sharing picture books, too. Titles from Dream Wakers: Mentor Texts that Celebrate Latino Culture will be shared.