Informational Writing

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Teach Your Students the Foundational Skills to Effectively Respond to Text

Informational Writing

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Launching into Literacy – Diving into Informational  Skills Workshop (6 hours)

 

WHO: Teachers, Grades 2-8

 

This presentation includes dynamic, interactive modeling by the presenter. All participants are encouraged to actively engage during the workshop by providing responses during the modeling segments, asking questions and interacting with others when possible.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
Instructional tools to support deeper comprehension of text, apply analysis skills to constructed response, confidently teach informational and opinion writing, and learn how to provide actionable feedback when assessing student work. Gain understanding of foundational writing skills to effectively respond to text.

HOW THE TRAINING BREAKS OUT:

 

Part 1– Launching into Literacy         

  • Understanding EW’s Methodology and how it creates writing success
  • Recognizing Genre
  • Identifying Organizational Frameworks
    (e.g., Informational vs. Narrative)
  • Learning How to Annotate and Analyze Text
  • Finding Literary Elements for Literary Analysis
  • Identifying Text Conventions (clues) for Constructed Response

Part 2 - Informational Skills

  • Developing Broad, yet Distinct Main Ideas
  • Applying Detail-Generating Questions
  • Widening Sentence Variety
  • Conducting/referencing Research
  • Building Introductions and Conclusions

Part 3– Putting It All Together

  • Practicing Process Writing
  • Forming Assessment Rubrics
  • Recap of Today’s Learning – Informational Writing

    Each participant is required to have the corresponding Empowering Writers’ teaching manual (digital guide or printed manual) for this writing workshop.

How to get this Training:

Individual - 6 hours with live trainer at hosted venue or asynchronously on your own time

Launching into Literacy – Diving into Informational Skills Workshop (6 hours)

 

$175 USD/pp - Registration Only (you already have the required writing resource)
$274 USD/pp Registration with digital HUB writing resource (required if you do not already have a resource)
$315 USD/pp Registration with printed HUB writing resource (required if you do not already have a resource)

Upcoming Workshops

Group - School or District on your schedule:

 

Click here to view our Implementation and Coaching Packages

Choose your Informational Writing Resource

Main Informational Curriculum Guides - Grades 2-8
Choose your format, digital or print, or both!

Your Empowering Writers’ digital guide includes a year-long HUB license that delivers Narrative digital teaching resources for an entire year of narrative writing instruction. The HUB allows for easy, online access to your Narrative guide, along w

Digital Format - The HUB

Printed Format

https://store.empoweringwriters.com/collections/the-hub-resources

Click here to see an example Field Trip from the HUB

Click here to see an example Narrated Text Student Pages from the HUB

 

Click here to see an example of an Informational Grade 4 guide

The Hub subscription includes:
  • Enhanced digital replicas of time-tested EW instructional materials
  • Professional development videos on the foundational skills taught by EW certified instructors
  • Virtual Field Trips that provide background for text annotation and analysis
  • Skill Power! PowerPoints to introduce the foundational skills
  • New ways to engage students and appeal to every learning style including interactive student pages

$99 USD 
$155 with a second Genre guide (Narrative, Informational, K-1, Argumentative) *Subscription active for a year from date of purchase


This guide includes all foundational informational/expository and opinion writing skills, strategies, lesson plans, reproducible/projectable student pages, sample texts and exemplars necessary for effective expository, opinion, and response to text writing. A strong reading-writing connection is established throughout, and offers multiple opportunities for deconstructing, analyzing and annotating texts in order to prepare students to write in response to them. Also includes research skills, note-taking, and how to cite textual evidence without plagiarizing.

$140 USD (handling fee added for orders outside US)

Your Empowering Writers’ digital guide includes a year-long HUB license that delivers Narrative digital teaching resources for an entire year of narrative writing instruction. The HUB allows for easy, online access to your Narrative guide, along with a wealth of done-for-you resources and teach-it tools to access online for full year from date of purchase.  wealth of done-for-you resources and teach-it tools to access online for a full year from date of purchase.  Your Empowering Writers’ digital guide includes a year-long HUB license that delivers Narrative digital teaching resources for an entire year of narrative writing instruction. The HUB allows for easy, online access to your Narrative guide, along with a \Empowering Writers’ digital guide includes a year-long HUB license that delivers Narrative digital teaching resources for an entire year of narrative writing instruction. The HUB allows for easy, online access to your Narrative guide, along with a wealth of done-for-you resources and teach-it tools to access online for a full year from date of purchase.  wealth of done-for-you resources and teach-it tools to access online for a full year from date of purchase.

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