staff development - Write Guy

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Experience Jeff’s joyful, practical writing workshops!

Workshops available virtually

Two different formats

60 or 90 minutes
3 or 6 hours available

Patterns of Power

Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 1-5
Meaning is made when reading and writing crash together in the conventions of language. Explore ways to harness language conventions to purposefully activate meaning in both comprehension and composition. Author’s purpose is why, and author’s craft is how. Let’s move the conventions of language from being viewed as a right and wrong to seeing them as meaning and effect. We know we acquire language through imitation. That’s how we learned to talk, read, and write, and if done well, language conventions can also be explored with ease and enthusiasm in much the same way. Come discover brain-based, practical ways to use the reading-writing connection to teach grammar and editing in a way that grows young writers and readers.

Patterns of Power

Inviting Adolescent Writers into the Conventions of Language. Grades 6-8
When reading and writing crash together in the conventions of language, meaning is made. Explore ways to harness language conventions to purposefully activate meaning in both comprehension and composition. Author’s purpose and craft connections will be demonstrated and discussed. Let’s move the conventions of language from being viewed as a right-or-wrong proposition to one of meaning and effect. Come discover brain-based, practical ways to use the reading-writing connection to teach grammar and editing in a way that accelerates adolescent writers and readers.