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Online Summer Course: An Overview to Writing Workshop

This course is designed to help teachers in grades K-5 establish writing workshop. This course will include the study of methods of teaching writing including writing workshop, minilessons, conferring, small group work, shared writing and interactive writing.

The course will include a combination of video clips, readings, samples of student work, creating practical lesson plans, and other engaging online resources to provide a very practical overview for teachers, especially those new to teaching writing workshop, or new to their grade level. Participants will also practice their own writing, drafting three main types of writing highlighted in the Common Core Standards: narrative, informational, and opinion/argument.

The course is designed to be self-paced, allowing participants to work on sessions as schedules allow across the summer. Informal, formative assessments are embedded into each session. A companion summer online course An Overview of Reading Workshop will be running concurrently and should be registered for separately.

This course is offered for two St. Michaels College graduate credits, through Champlain Valley Educator Development Center. Click here for more information.

Note: Books not included, but access to Units of Study for Teaching Narrative, Informational, Oponion/Argument (Calkins et al) required to take course.