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Inside the Teaching of Writing


Developed by Donald H Graves and Penny Kittle
Based on their PD resource, Inside Writing: How to Teach the Details of Craft
Recommended Grade Level: Grades K - 6th

Effective teachers of writing model the craft in front of their students and make explicit the kinds of decisions made by proficient writers. Don Graves and Penny Kittle's Inside the Teaching of Writing seminar helps teachers discover new insights about high-quality writing instruction and explores how to model the central elements of the craft: topic choice, rereading, details, response, conventions, and most of all, the writing life.

Teachers will gain a deeper understanding of the link between instructional theory and their own day-to-day classroom teaching practices. Throughout the day, they will also use their own Quick Write Notebooks to practice and reflect on their own writing, find prompts for in-class quick writes, and make connections between their writing process and that of their students.

Course Goals:

  • Experience quick writing as a technique to generate topics in writing
  • Create a piece of writing that could be used to model process in classroom
  • Learn and experience the strategy of rereading a piece of writing
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of the teacher modeling process with students in every genre
  • Experience a few lessons from the DVD and have an understanding of what else it contains.

For seminar pricing information, please call 800.541.2086, ext. 1402.


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