This workshop introduces techniques that rely on the writer’s own experiences, senses, dreams, and thoughts to generate what can result in insightful, and exquisitely vivid writing. The first part of the program focuses on the teacher as a writer - the teacher as a role model. Participants are expected to experience the process and take part in the guided writing exercises; however, sharing personal writing with the group is optional and voluntary.The second part of the workshop includes techniques the teacher may use to motivate students to become better writers.
Topic:Authentic Writing for the Classroom (2 hours)
Authentic Writing assignments provide motivation for the student to create, accomplish, and produce the best work possible.This workshop introduces strategies the teacher may use to generate authentic assignments as well as suggestions for locating audiences that will offer reinforcement for the accomplishments made by the student.
Workshop participants will be given the opportunity to create hands-on projects that may be taken back to the classroom.There will also be information available concerning the protocol for submitting student work to be considered for publication by magazines.
Topic:Journals in the Classroom (1 hour)
There are many types of journals and they serve various purposes.The focus for a teacher to assign journal writing to students is equally varied.This workshop provides information and strategies the teacher may use to encourage better and more organized student writing through the use of journals.
Topic:Writing Prompts – Thinking Outside the Box (1 hour)
State examinations require that students write to specific topics or prompts.Sometimes those prompts fall outside the student’s frame of reference, experience, or interest.This workshop provides strategies for teaching students how to personalize the topic so that it can be addressed and written to in an appropriate manner.
To learn more about these workshops, call 626-825-1415 or send an e-mail to Gail Heath at firstname.lastname@example.org