Literacy Partners Writing Institute
These institutes are designed for all educators (teachers, administrators, coaches) who want to get a stronger understanding of the reading or writing workshop and the components of balanced literacy. Beginning participants will learn the nuts and bolts of running a successful reading or writing workshop. Advanced participants will delve into a more sophisticated topic that pushes them to even stronger implementation (These topics are changed yearly so that teachers can come again and again).
During this 4 day institute, beginning participants learn the parts of the workshop, dig deeper into the components of balanced literacy that will support their reading or writing workshop. They will have the opportunity to be in their kids shoes by experiencing reading or writing workshop firsthand and working on their own adult reading or writing. Participants learn how to craft clear and explicit teaching points, develop strong mini lessons, and also confer with individuals and groups of students. They will also learn strategies for the various genres addressed in the Common Core State Standards in both reading and writing.
Participants will leave feeling ready to launch their reading or writing workshop or go deeper into one area (if they went to an advanced session). They will feel more confident in delivering clear teaching points in mini lessons, conferences and small group work. They will also feel stronger in their content knowledge of the different genres/units students will be engaged in during reading or writing workshop.