Snapshot: In reading and math classes, teachers pay close attention to how their students learn so that they can better target instruction to students’ needs. Effective writing teachers do the same.
Every classroom is made up of students at different levels of proficiency in writing. In this webinar, Carolyn Chapman, the author of best-selling Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Writing in the Content Areas (Corwin, 2009) provides you with lots of suggestions and ideas for reaching out to students at all levels to help them progress in their writing.
Carolyn will give you many tools that you can use with students to guide them in applying what they’ve learned, demonstrating content mastery, thinking creatively and critically, and solving real-world problems through writing. Learn how to use pre-assessment tools and to stimulate deeper thinking with the use of open-ended questions. Carolyn will discuss how to offer genuine praise and support for every attempt at expression and how to help students appreciate the value of writing in their lives.
New ideas to establish an effective climate for writing
Pre-writing ideas that get the mind ready and eager to write
The writing process–helping students appreciate how it works
Tricks and tips to help students add pizzazz, style and voice to their writing
Teaching genres, from lists to novels
How to show students that writing is like talking and thinking–on paper
Strategies and suggestions to increase writing competence and improve writing scores
About the Speaker
is an international educational consultant, author, and teacher who has taught in kindergarten to college classrooms. Carolyn has written many books about differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, multiple assessments, and the brain-compatible classroom. She is coauthor with Gayle Gregory of the landmark Corwin Press book Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn’t Fit All. Carolyn’s other books include: Differentiated Assessment Strategies: One Tool Doesn’t Fit All; Test Success in the Brain-Compatible Classroom; Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas; Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Writing in the Content Areas; If the Shoe Fits…How to Develop Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom; Multiple Assessments for Multiple Intelligences; and Multiple Intelligences Through Centers and Projects. Her company, Creative Learning Connection, Inc., has produced a CD, Carolyn Chapman’s Making the Shoe Fit and published training manuals based on each of her books.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does a webinar work?
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What is the difference between the recording link and the CD-ROM?
Both include the synchronized audio and PowerPoint, but the link may only be accessed for 30 days. The CD-ROM provides a permanent record of the webinar. Writing instruction is a hot topic!
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