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Speaking Topics

  • How to develop a full-scale or partial-scale Project-Based Writing framework in a middle or high school ELA classroom, using collaboration, inquiry, and student developed writing projects
  • How to help students to integrate narrative elements in argumentative and informational texts for audience engagement
  • How to mine nonfiction mentor texts for structure, tension, character, and language through inquiry and analysis
  • How to build writing identity by helping students overcome perfectionism, procrastination, imposter syndrome, and writer’s block

Speaker Profile

Liz Prather is the author of Story Matters: Teaching Teens to Use the Tools of Narrative to Argue and Inform and Project-Based Writing: Teaching Writers to Manage Time and Clarify Purpose. She is a writing teacher at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, a magnet arts program at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Kentucky. A classroom teacher with twenty-one years of experience teaching writing at both the secondary and postsecondary level, Liz is also an active freelance writer and holds an MFA from the University of Texas-Austin.

Grades: 9–12


2020-21 Heinemann PD Catalog-Journal
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