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K-1 Getting Ready to Write

 
Learn to confidently teach writing, improve student performance,
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Get Your K-1 Students Ready to Write with This Age-Appropriate Instruction


Starting New or Need a Refresher? Here is the PD and resources you need.

 

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

 

WHO: Teachers, Grades K-1 

 

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

How to get this Training:

Individual - 6 hours with live trainer at hosted venue or asynchronously on your own time Group - School or District on your schedule:

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

 

$170 USD/pp - Registration Only (you already have the required writing resource)
$260 USD/pp Registration with digital HUB writing resource (required if you do not already have a resource)
$302 USD/pp Registration with printed HUB writing resource (required if you do not already have a resource)

Upcoming Workshops

 

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

$90 USD 
$125 with a second Genre guide (Narrative, Informational, K-1, 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.

$125 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.

Explore Additional K-1 Resources For Your Classroom

 

                                           

           Sentence A Day                                Sentence A Day - Grade 2                        K-1 Activity Cards

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      Tabletop Sentence Starters                              Opinion Cards                         On-Demand GRTW WS

Click here to see all our K-1 resources including what is available in Canada and in Spanish!

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