K-1 Getting Ready to Write or Sentence A Day

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Get Your K-1 Students Ready to Write with This Age-Appropriate Instruction

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Getting Ready to Write – K-1 Foundational Writing Skills Workshop (6 hours)

 

WHO: Teachers, Grades K-1 

 

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: Age-appropriate, instructional tools to effectively teach your youngest (K-1) students the foundational skills they need to become strong writers. You’ll be introduced to the developmental stages of writing, learn to teach your students how to identify genre and author’s purpose, and develop the foundational skills of narrative, informational and opinion writing. Through this training, you will gain confidence in your writing instruction, and develop the writing/reading connection for your students across all content areas.

HOW THE TRAINING BREAKS OUT:

Part 1– Genre and Organization – Creating the Writing/Reading Connection

  • Understanding EW’s Methodology and How it Creates Writing Success
  •  Recognizing Genre and Author’s Purpose (e.g., Informational vs. Narrative genre;
    inform vs. entertain purpose)
  •  Summarizing Text
  •  Inspiring Rich Vocabulary Development

Part 2– Foundational Skills for Narrative Writing

  • Identifying Story-Critical Elements Worthy of Description
  •  Engaging the Five Senses to Create Vivid Elaboration
  •  Generating Elaborative Detail
  •  Exploring “What Do Feelings Look Like?”
  •  Crafting Suspenseful Segments

Part 3– Foundational Skills of Informational and Opinion Writing

  • Sorting Details for Informational Writing

  • Creating Diagrams to Inform

  •  Writing Informational Sentences

  •  Exploring Opinion Writing

  •  Summarizing Opinion Pieces

  •  Recap of Today’s Learning – Foundational Writing Skills for K-1 Students

    BONUS Training (Recorded) – The Developmental Stages of Writing. This pre-recorded instructional session features EW’s Master Educators providing you with a deeper dive into the stages of writing. It also includes a PowerPoint presentation that highlights key aspects of this learning

Sentence A Day (3 hours)

WHO: Teachers, Grades K-2

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: Kindergarten,1st and 2nd grade educators will learn to implement our A Sentence A Day resource.  Instruction includes a weekly guide on how to establish meaningful routines in the primary classroom that focus on writing sentences, building powerful vocabulary, and learning grammar and conventions. Each week of instruction includes a theme and is often useful for building awareness of story. The Professional Development course will include connections to Kindergarten and 1st GradesGetting to Write resources and Grade 2 genre specific writing resources. Our digitalA Sentence A Dayresource, available in the HUB, includes bonus content in the form of PowerPoints, and will be introduced during the course. Join our master educators for this comprehensive Professional Development course to successfully implement A Sentence a Day

How to get this Training:

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

Getting Ready to Write – K-1 Foundational Writing 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)
$315USD/pp Registration with printed writing resource (required if you do not already have a resource)

Sentence A Day - Gr K-2

$100 USD/pp - Registration Only (you already have the required writing resource)
$180 USD/pp Registration with either a year's subscription to the digital Sentence A Day HUB guide or a printed SAD guide.

Upcoming Workshops


Getting Ready to Write (Gr K-1)
Sentence A Day (Gr K-2)
  • TBD

Group - School or District on your schedule:

 

Click here for our K-1 Package Details

 

Choose your K-1 Writing Resource

Main K-1 Curriculum Guides
Grades K-1
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 with a

Digital Format - The HUB

Printed Format

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

Click here to see an example of a HUB Skill Power!

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

Click here to see an example of the 1st Grade Getting Ready to Write 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
  • Skill Power! PowerPoints to introduce the foundational skills
  • New ways to engage students and appeal to every learning style

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

This guide is jam-packed with lessons to integrate narrative, informational, and opinion writing throughout your curriculum.  We have included additional lesson plans for creating a full narrative piece – full narrative writing diamond, strategies for entertaining beginnings, extended endings, main event, and putting it all together.  Students will learn to recognize genre and author's purpose, articulate ideas that will be expressed in writing (oral language precedes written), and engage in grade-specific lessons.

$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 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.  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 \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 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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