ATLANTA and PORTLAND, Maine, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Teachers, curriculum leaders, and literacy coaches of kindergarten through grade 8 have the opportunity to advance their writing instruction at a full-day, interactive workshop presented by writing instruction expert Ruth Culham. "Read the Writing, Teach the Writer: Smart Ideas to Transform Writing Instruction for You and Your Students" hosted by Stenhouse Workshops will take place on October 21, 2016 in Atlanta, GA and will provide educators with strategies for making the most of the time they have to teach writing in a way that really shows how students are thinking and learning.
During the workshop, Culham will demonstrate how to use assessments to help students set goals based on specific traits of writing, as well as how to give constructive feedback to children in ways that strengthen their writing, revising, and editing. Through hands-on learning techniques, Culham will connect reading quality children's books to writing instruction and model how to show students how different modes (narrative, informational, opinion) intersect and blend to form interesting student writing.
The workshop is designed to help educators optimize classroom instruction to teach writing in engaging, student-centered ways. Topics to be covered include the incorporation of the writing process and writing traits into effective writing instruction, using assessment to guide instruction, and utilizing picture books, chapter books, and everyday texts as mentor texts to teach the craft of writing in every mode. A closing session will cover creating skill-based focus lessons using mentor texts. Attendance at the event includes complimentary coffee and pastries and lunch, as well as the opportunity to interact directly with Culham and fellow educators.
Ruth Culham has written more than 40 books and best-selling resources illuminating both writing and the reading-writing connection for countless educators around the globe. Her groundbreaking work with the writing traits and writing from reading is the culmination of 40 years of research, practice, and passion. Ruth's most recent books, The Writing Thief: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Writing and Dream Wakers: Mentor Texts That Celebrate Latino Culture, are available from Stenhouse Publishers. She also conducts professional development for schools and districts and writes a regular column for The Reading Teacher.
For more information on or to register for the "Read the Writing, Teach the Writer" workshop with Ruth Culham, visit http://ruthculham.stenhouse.com/PR1609 or call 1-844-686-1551.
Stenhouse Publishers is an educational publisher and professional development provider with a catalogue of more than 300 books and videos. Stenhouse is devoted to helping teachers inspire deep and creative thinking in their students. Stenhouse is part of Highlights for Children and a division of their subsidiary Teachers' Publishing Group.
For more information about Stenhouse Publishers, visit http://www.stenhouse.com or call 1-800-988-9812.
SOURCE Stenhouse Publishers