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Writing Essentials Grades 3-5 (3 Day Event)
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Title: Writing Essentials 3-5 (3 Day Event)
Date(s): June 22-24, 2015
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Oakland Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford 48328
Cost: $100.00 - Oakland County; $120.00 - Out of County
Presenter(s): Michelle Farah, PhD and Sandy Biondo, PhD
Class Limit: 80
Knowledge: None
Grade Level: 3-5
Audience: 3-5 Grade Teachers
SCECHs: Pending. Check the status of this course at:
Meal(s): Lunch
Questions? Please contact
Event Description:
This series introduces teachers to the classroom cultures and instructional practices that research suggests are critical to nurturing and developing thoughtful, motivated and proficient writers. The series will be an in-depth study designed to increase teacher's pedagogical content knowledge of teaching writing to 3rd-5th grade students. This offering will help you to be prepared to incorporate the new COmmon Core standards curriculum into your program.
Ongoing Areas of Exploration include:
  • Learn how to organize a writing workshop approach to teaching writing
  • Develop effective mini lessons based on students' needs
  • Explore the essential components of an effective conference
  • Learn about the critical role of Immersion and the use of mentor text
  • Build year-long plans based on Common Core State Standards, qualities of good writing and students' needs
  • Build shared language and knowledge of writing terms, goals and processes
  • Establish routines and rituals to encourage independence and stamina
  • Review the Common Core State Standards for writing
  • Study various forms of assessment