Developing an Essay Writing Repertoire

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Developing an Essay Writing Repertoire
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 8:30 AM -
Thursday, October 05, 2017 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Institute for Learning
412-624-8319
3939 O'Hara Street
Third Floor
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
United States

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Developing an Essay Writing Repertoire

During this two-day institute, participants will…

  • Experience and learn how to implement an inquiry-based instructional process for comprehending, interpreting, and writing essays;
  • Expand their notions of essay formats;
  • Understand how to bring authenticity to student writing through the use of mentor texts; and
  • Identify components of an essay and use them flexibly.
This two-day professional learning experience emphasizes the importance of building students’ writing repertoires so that they are able to write in flexible and effective ways. Throughout these two days, teachers develop ways to bring authenticity to student writing by expanding their notions about essay format, understand the role of mentor texts and the important role they play in writing instruction, and use mentor texts (both professional and student written) as learning tools. Teachers will leave this session with a toolkit to increase authenticity in student writing and for supporting students’ revision.

Facilitators
Tony Petrosky, Co-Director for the Institute for Learning
Allison Escher, English Language Arts Fellow
Krista Morrison, English Language Arts Fellow

Logistics
  • 8:30 – 3:30
  • The Institute for Learning will provide light breakfast options for participants.
  • Participants will have one hour for lunch on their own. There are plenty of lunch options near the location.
 

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    Prices


    $300
    early bird rate
    before August 21

    $325
    standard rate
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