Writing Workshop: Engaging reluctant writers who can’t, won’t or don’t

Presenter: Ann Ellsworth
Location: Montec Building, 1121 East Broadway, Missoula, MT
Dates: Choice of November 9 or November 30, 2018
Times: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration: $99
6 OPI renewal units per day
Lunch on your own
Register at https://goo.gl/forms/QGvLbeY6qozhoazf1 or visit https://www.wmplc.org/writing-workshops-nov-2018.html

Writing Workshop (Nov. 9, 2018 or November 30, 2018):
Engaging reluctant writers who can’t, won’t or don’t
Grade levels: K-8
Course ID: 18551006 and 18551007
Description: This session focuses on how classroom teachers can develop students’ writing skills, with a particular emphasis on how to meet the needs of those who can’t, won’t, or don’t write. Exploring how to change attitudes about writing with five teacher-tested techniques along with engaging activities that empower developing writers serves as the bedrock of this workshop. Participants can expect to leave with numerous ideas that will infuse energy into their existing writing curriculum—ideas that creatively use mentor texts and which can be used across grade levels and with students of varying abilities. An added component is to learn about three strategies that all writers can use as they upgrade their first draft into a better, polished version.

For more information, contact director@wmplc.org
Register at https://www.wmplc.org/writing-workshops-nov-2018.html

Reading and Writing Workshops, Part 2

This writing workshop is part 2 of 2 part workshop hosted by the Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative. The theme of this workshop is Engaging reluctant writers who can’t, won’t or don’t with presenter Ann Ellsworth. The grade level focus for this workshop is from kindergarten to 8th grade. This session focuses on how classroom teachers can develop students’ writing skills, with a particular emphasis on how to meet the needs of those who can’t, won’t, or don’t write. Exploring how to change attitudes about writing with five teacher-tested techniques along with engaging activities that empower developing writers serves as the bedrock of this workshop. Participants can expect to leave with numerous ideas that will infuse energy into their existing writing curriculum—ideas that creatively use mentor texts and which can be used across grade levels and with students of varying abilities. An added component is to learn about three strategies that all writers can use as they upgrade their first draft into a better, polished version. Part 1 of this workshop, the reading workshop, will be held on November 2, 2018. 6 OPI renewal units will be offered per day. Register here to attend one or both workshops. For more information, contact Daisy Carlsmith at director@wmplc.org.