Struggling Writers and Pre-Writers

Two Day Schedule

July 26 & 27, 2016

Schedule

July 26, 2016

DAY ONE

8:00-8:30 Sign-In, Setup, and Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:15 Introductions, Background and Rationale

9:15-10:00 Examples of the Speech to Print Connection (Oral and Written Language)

10:00-10:15 BREAK

10:15-11:00 Oral Language and Vocabulary Building Activities

11:00-12:00 The Integration of “Questioning” with this Approach to Writing Using the “Hand” (Who, What, Where, When, Why and How)

12:00-12:30 Working Lunch and Networking at SERESC

12:30-1:45 Step One: Beginning to Apply these Concepts and Skills in Groups

(Group A: Pre-K and K Group B: Grades 1-3 plus older strugglers) with Manipulatives

1:45-2:00 Sharing and Questions From Group Work

2:00-2:15 BREAK

2:15-3:00 Step Two: Practicing the Approach With Manipulatives and Modeling

3:00-3:15 Think, Pair, Share – Ideas for Classroom Application

3:15-3:30 Reporting Out and Reflecting

July 27, 2016

DAY TWO

8:00-8:30 Sign-In, Set-up and Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:00 Reflection and Review

9:00-10:00 Step Three: Expanding Kernel Sentences

10:00 BREAK

10:15-12:00 Step Four: Expanding and Embellishing Kernel Sentences

12:00-12:30 Working lunch and networking at SERESC

12:30-1:45 Research, Resources and Best Practices in Beginning Writing

1:45-2:00 Group Work (Classroom Application)

2:00-2:15 BREAK

2:15-3:15 Step Five: “Polishing the Apple” ~ Q and A

3:15-3:30 Where Do We Go From Here? Reflection and Evaluation

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