Teaching of Writing Series

Session 1 of 3



(Grades 6-12)

REGISTRATION FEE: $75 in North Georgia RESA area (lunch included)

$150 out of North Georgia RESA area (lunch included)

PRESENTER: KB Ballentine

For more information on this presenter, please visit the following website: http://www.kbballentine.com/.

Description: “When we go into schools, our focus is to get students to write, not to teach the theory of poetry.” –Faith Vincinanza, Poet

This is the first session in a three-part series focused on the teaching of writing. Each session in the series requires separate registration and will be posted on www.ngresa.org.

Session 2 - Carolyn Waters - October 21, 2019, The Siamese Twins of Literacy: Reading and Writing - Register for Session 2

Session 3 - Courtney Stephens - November 18, 2019 - Supporting Great Writers: Moving Students from Good to Great with 10 Writing Strategies - Register for Session 3

During this session, poet KB Ballentine will facilitate discussion, model strategies, and lead teachers through classroom practices on the following topics:

(1) poetry’s effect on people;

(2) how interpretations of poetry can differ;

(3) how people lose interest as they grow older (no time to wonder, dream, imagine;

too burned out and/or disillusioned;

(4) how to teach other aspects of writing through poetry (i.e. parts of speech, syllables,

reading skills, diction, etc.);

(5) how to choose poems students can relate to and/or appreciate; and

(6) how to be open to unusual topics, grammar and punctuation, line breaks, word choices, and memorization.

For those interested in adding to your classroom libraries or for personal enjoyment, Kari will have copies of her books of poetry for purchase. For additional information on her books, please visit http://www.kbballentine.com/books.

Teaching of Writing Professional Learning Series

Wednesday, Sep. 18th, 8:30am-3:30pm

4731 Old Highway 5 South

Ellijay, GA

September 18, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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