Webinar: Revising Rhetorically
Thursday, October 22, 7:00-9:00 pm
Dr. Jennifer Fletcher
Thursday, October 22, 2015 7 - 9pm EST
When students revise their writing rhetorically, they practice the situational awareness and responsiveness that characterize real-world communication. They try to see their compositions through their readers’ eyes, making choices about what works based on considerations of audience, purpose, and occasion. In this interactive session, we will explore ways to help students make revision decisions by applying rhetorical reading strategies—such as descriptive outlining and “the doubting and believing game”–to their own writing. We’ll also examine strategies for helping students analyze their image as writers and negotiate the different voices in a written conversation.
recommended reading: Teaching Arguments: Rhetorical Comprehension, Critique, & Response
7-8 pm interactive presentation, 8-9pm discussion
Participants will only receive SCECHs for the first hour. Attend a minimum of three webinars to earn credit.
About Dr. Fletcher
Literacy Webinar Series: REVISION - the Heart of Writing
This webinar is part of a year-long series focused on revision. Revision is the heart of writing. And just as our hearts can be difficult to know and understand, so too is revision--especially for student writers. Even if we persuade student writers of the importance of revision, they often struggle to know where to start or how to delve deeply into the process. So we must have many strategies in our toolbox to help students understand what revision looks like and how to do it.
Each webinar will feature a published expert. We recommend participants read his or her corresponding book before the virtual session to deepen learning and offer greater opportunity for conversation in the second hour of the webinar.
Who Should Participate?
K-12 educators across the disciplines and the administrators, curriculum coordinators, instructional coaches, consultants, and university faculty who support and teach them are encouraged to attend; aspiring teachers will also find these sessions helpful.
All sessions are FREE. Education credits are available for Michigan educators.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 7 - 9pm EST
Thursday, March 3, 2016 7 - 9pm EST
recommended reading: Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing
Follow up this webinar by attending Penny's face to face workshop at Wayne RESA on April 8.