Every writing teacher has this question: How do I teach my students to write well?

The answer? Teach with mentor texts. To help students learn how to craft their writing in effective and beautiful ways, students need to see and study mentor texts in mini-lessons, small group lessons, and individual writing conferences in the writing workshop.

In this series of virtual workshops, Carl Anderson will explain how you can use mentor texts - that is, high-quality examples of the kinds of narrative, informational and persuasive texts students write -- to teach students the craft ofwriting.
You’ll learn about five practical steps you can take to integrate mentor texts into your teaching:
  1. Find and select good mentor texts.
  2. Analyze mentor texts to find multiple teaching points.
  3. “Immerse” (or familiarize) students with mentor texts at the beginning of a unit of study.
  4. Lead whole-class study of mentor texts
  5. Teach with mentor texts in mini-lessons, small group lessons, and writing conferences.
As part of the series, you’ll study excellent narrative, informational, and persuasive mentor texts. You’ll also watch videos of Carl teaching with mentor texts that bring to life how to use these powerful teaching tools.

By the end of the webinar series, you'll have learned numerous strategies you can use to teach with mentor texts that you can use right away in your classroom.
Carl Anderson
Carl Anderson is an internationally recognized expert in writing instruction for grades K-8. He works as a consultant in schools and districts around the world, and is the author of numerous books on teaching writing, including the new How to Become a Better Writing Teacher (with Matt Glover, Fall 2023), A Teacher’s Guide to Mentor Texts K-5, A Teacher's Guide to Writing Conferences K-8, the best-selling How's It Going? A Practical Guide to Conferring with Student Writers, as well as Assessing Writers and the Strategic Writing Conferences series.

13th, 20th, 27th February & 5th March 2024

Each Session is for 2 hours

New York 5:00 am | London 10:00 am | Zurich 11:00 am | Dubai 2:00 pm | India 3:30 pm | Hong Kong 6:00 pm

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USD 400 Per Participant
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 10 Professional Development hours.
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