After you've devised a plan to launch your writer's workshop during the first weeks of school, the next step is to look ahead toward the rest of the year. This course is designed to guide K-12 teachers through the planning of a yearlong writing curriculum. This includes determining mini-lesson instruction, identifying frequent assignments, and communicating assessment feedback all within the three major types or writing — opinion/persuasive/argumentative, informative/expository, and narrative.
The video content for this course is exactly the same as the "Teaching Writing Skills All Year Long: Grades 3-12" course, with one exception. When you enroll in this course, you receive a complimentary digital copy of Kristina's best-selling book, Launching the Writer's Workshop, Grades K-2.
When you complete the course, you'll be able to:
Top questions teachers ask about launching writing
Kristina Smekens provides the answers to these questions and many more!
A full-time literacy consultant, Kristina has built a reputation for using enthusiasm, humor, and common sense to equip K-12 educators with practical, demystifying strategies for teaching reading and writing.
As president and lead consultant for Smekens Education, Kristina is constantly developing new strategies to help teachers meet the demands of today’s College and Career-Ready Standards. She shares those strategies with teachers across the United States and beyond through on-site school trainings, regional seminars, and an always-growing pool of print, digital, and video resources.
Kristina has a gift for making the complex seem simple— for showing teachers how to meet the needs of readers and writers by bridging the gap between education research and classroom-tested strategies that work. Well known for offering innovative ideas, Kristina has created more than 50 “Smekens Originals,” a compilation of books, guides, and classroom tools designed to help teachers implement best-practice literacy strategies. Among the most popular of these resources are her best-selling books, Launching the Writer’s Workshop: Grades K-2, and Launching the Writer’s Workshop: Grades 3-12.
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What teachers say about this course
"Everything presented has been applicable to my kindergarten classroom, and I can already feel my confidence as a writing teacher growing! It makes so much sense!" Meredith Wolff, Kindergarten, Camden Primary School, Camden, OH
"I have a plan/outline of how the rest of the year should/could look in writing. What was presented today piggy-backs off of the Launching the Writer's Workshop seminar, so all the pieces came together & made sense." L. Shepke
"Writing has long been a growth area for me, but I feel like after this training, I'm leaving with a feasible plan that will impact my students. For the first time ever, I'm excited about writing in my classroom. After this training, I have tools I need to be more effective so that my students can be more successful." Miranda Yonts, Grade 5, North Washington Elementary School, Springfield, KY
"Thank you for peeling away the layers of a 'buried" area of teaching to make it fresh for me again!" J. Stout
"Wow! It has made me rethink my writing goals for my students! This workshop needs to be attended by all teachers responsible for writing with students. That would be all teachers." M. Linzmeier
"I really appreciate you addressing the troubleshooting ideas. Instead of teachers giving up and saying, 'That won't work,' you provided solutions to potential roadblocks. I am leaving this professional development energized and better prepared to help the teachers in our school system with their writing instruction. Thank you so much for providing phenomenal, workable resources! I loved every minute." Dr. Melanie Park, Huntington University Assistant Professor and Writing Coach for Huntington County Community School Corporation, 2012 Teacher of the Year, Huntington, IN