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Writing Like a Reader: Transforming First Drafts and Helping Writers Grow ​in Confidence and Skill

March 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

| $99

Writing Like a Reader:
Transforming First Drafts and Helping Writers Grow ​in Confidence and Skill

Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/D2licUS92fuImpnH3
Friday, March 8, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Montec Building, 1121 East Broadway, Missoula, MT in the large conference room
Presenter: Ann Ellsworth
Registration: $99
For educators of grades 1-8
6 OPI renewal units
Coffee and snacks provided. Lunch on your own.
Course # 18551010

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
This presentation focuses on how 5 writing tips (think: revision) can transform any level of writing. We look at the craft of writing, particularly idea development, word choice, and sentence construction so that a so-so piece of writing becomes spectacular! Using current curriculum and/or existing assignments, we’ll learn how to help students express themselves with fiction and nonfiction.With short texts—poetry, picture books, newspaper clippings, and blogs, we’ll explore how to imitate form, sentence structure, and other noteworthy features of good writing. We will also look at how authors intentionally use words to impact their readers.You’ll leave this workshop excited to implement these strategies with your students.
​Bring your laptops or wireless device.

​About the presenter:
​Ann Ellsworth has taught in elementary and secondary schools in Wisconsin and Montana, and has led reading and writing professional development workshops across Montana and the Midwest. She was awarded the 2016 Montana Reading Teacher of the Year, and was a finalist for two national teaching awards. Presently she works with teacher candidates at Montana State University-Bozeman and as an instructor for WMPLC. She has served as editor of the MONTANA STATE READING JOURNAL and is working with a publisher on a book on how to improve student writing.

Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/D2licUS92fuImpnH3

Details

Date:
March 8, 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$99
Website:
https://www.wmplc.org/writing-like-a-reader-march-8-2019.html

Organizer

Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative (WMPLC)
Phone:
406-529-1113
Email:
director@wmplc.org
Website:
www.wmplc.org

Other

Event Format
In-Person

Venue

Montec Building
1121 E. Broadway
Missoula, United States
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Website:
www.wmplc.org