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Teacher’s PD. Writing Professional Development July 2011. How to Teach w/Writing Workshop. Getting to know the process Familiarizing your students with the process Meeting learners’ needs. Getting Started . Establishing a Reading/Writing Classroom Adapted by MaryAnn Nickel - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Teachers PDWriting Professional Development July 2011This template can be used as a starter file for presenting training materials in a group setting.

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1How to Teach w/Writing WorkshopGetting to know the processFamiliarizing your students with the processMeeting learners needsGive a brief overview of the presentation. Describe the major focus of the presentation and why it is important.Introduce each of the major topics.To provide a road map for the audience, you can repeat this Overview slide throughout the presentation, highlighting the particular topic you will discuss next.2

This is another option for an overview using transitions to advance through several slides. 3

This is another option for an overview using transitions to advance through several slides. 4

Establishing a Reading/Writing Classroom

Adapted by MaryAnn Nickel from a PPT developed by Kathryn Mitchell Pierce

Getting Started Introduction

ChallengesDeveloping Routines and ProceduresStructuring our classroomsDesigning reading/writing/math centers**So our students know exactly what to do where to go independently

In the Beginning. . .Need to be aware of two thingsEstablishing the whatEstablishing the how(Cont. )The first day or two is spent establishing the routines and procedures that will enable the students to work independently.

**This is not in which students are working by themselves as individuals but for them to be able to make decisions about what they need to do, where to store and locate materials, how to spend their time, where to get help etc.HighlightsReading Work Time Independent or Partner ReadingLiterature Discussion GroupsOther Engagements with Literature2. Writing Work Time

Reading Work Time ReadingSelect a bookSelect a working spotReadDiscuss/write during last 5 min.s

Components of Readers WorkshopComponents of Reading Workshop Read-Aloud? ---2 minutes!Mini-lessons or Demonstrations Independent Reading Inquiry, or Reading to LearnReading ConferencesLiterature Response Literature Response & DiscussionLook for related conceptsShare a favorite part of the textFind the clearest descriptionWrite how your life is like or not alikeRead a particularly good description of the main character(s)Write about how this book makes you feelTalk about the big problemEtc. (all those language arts standards!)

Other Engagements with LiteratureLooking in on reading Miscue and readingshared reading experiences Self-eval. of reading during independent timeJournal entriesReading conferences with teacher

Other Engagements with Literature (Continued)Create Literature Extension Projects as an outgrowth of their reading experienceStaging plays on books readInformal skits/plays/readers theatrePuppet showsBookmaking

Writing Work Time

During Writing Work TimeWritten Conversations ( daily entries, stories, personal narratives, illustrations, charts etc.)Pen Pal LettersWriting Spirals/NotebooksWorking on newsletters, reports, interviewsSharing timesMost Writings areStudent choice writing


Inquiry related writing

Components of Writers WorkshopComponents of Reading Workshop Writing Warm-Ups --NO promptsMini-lessons or Demonstrations Independent Writing (can be inquiry based too!)DraftingEditing--peer, self, teacherWriting ConferencesAuthors Chair Looking Back to Look AheadReflecting to better yourself

Whats a Mini-lessonOutgrowing our scheduleConsider combining work times into larger blocks so that students can focus on reading and writing as it suits their needs and purposeStudents eventually make decisions about the work they want to engage in and how best to use their 1st work time of the dayTHE ENDNew WorkUse a section header for each of the topics, so there is a clear transition to the audience.

23New WorkThe technology learning curve

Add slides to each topic section as necessary, including slides with tables, graphs, and images. See next section for sample table, graph, image, and video layouts. 24Whos WhoLeadContact [email protected]@[email protected]@company.com Keep it brief. Make your text as brief as possible to maintain a larger font size.

25Time SpentProjects Worked OnGet FamiliarAchieve MasteryWorking Toward MasteryGet ExperiencedMicrosoft Engineering ExcellenceMicrosoft Confidential26Doing Your Best WorkWorking from homeWorking offsiteTechnology requirements

Microsoft Engineering ExcellenceMicrosoft Confidential27If there is relevant video content, such as a case study video, demo of a product, or other training materials, include it in the presentation as well.

Case StudyJeremyHis first dayMistakes madeSuccesses achievedThe moral of the story

Add a case study or class simulation to encourage discussion and apply lessons. 28DiscussionWhat we can learn from JeremyBest practicesTake-aways

Discuss outcomes of the case study or class simulation.Cover best practices. 29SummaryDefine your challengesTechnological as well as personalSet realistic expectationMastery is not achieved overnightKeep your eye on the goalMentorship programsSummarize presentation content by restating the important points from the lessons.What do you want the audience to remember when they leave your presentation?30Resources

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Microsoft Engineering ExcellenceMicrosoft Confidential31Questions?Microsoft Engineering ExcellenceMicrosoft Confidential32AppendixMicrosoft Engineering ExcellenceMicrosoft Confidential33Is your presentation as crisp as possible? Consider moving extra content to the appendix.Use appendix slides to store content that you might want to refer to during the Question slide or that may be useful for attendees to investigate deeper in the future.

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