In most schools, reading and writing are taught as stand-alone subjects. But reading and writing are mirror images, and being skilled at one deepens our understanding of the other. As Annie Proulx reminds us, “Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.” Similarly, when young readers look at text through the lens of how the author wrote it, they are better positioned to comprehend.

While few would argue the importance of helping children see these connections, it’s not always clear how to do this in our teaching. In this two-day in person institute, Carl and Dan will offer a practical, step-by-step, inquiry-based approach to connecting reading and writing instruction that teachers can bring to their classrooms tomorrow.
Participants will learn:
  • Practical, actionable suggestions for making reading and writing connections across both subject areas;
  • Strategies for introducing reading-writing connections in whole class lessons, small group instruction, and individual conferences;
  • A step-wise approach to reading like a writer, through close study of mentor texts throughout the writing cycle;
  • Daily routines that support the connections between reading and writing;
  • How to draw attention to writers craft in read-alouds, partnerships, and book clubs;
  • Methods for fostering student independence and agency in making reading-writing connections;
  • Integrating teaching the reading-writing connection in a PYP, MYP, and IB curriculum.
Projected Audience:
  • Classroom teachers, Grades K-8;
  • Heads of Curriculum/Directors of Teaching and Learning;
  • Literacy and/or Instructional Coaches;
  • EAL teachers;
  • Learning Support Staff;
  • Assistant teachers, Gr. K-8;
  • School Administrators.
Each day will begin with a whole group keynote, followed by a series of grade level, topic specific workshops with Dan and Carl.
Dan Feigelson
Dan Feigelson has worked extensively in New York City schools as a teacher, staff developer, curriculum writer, principal, and local superintendent. An early member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, he leads institutes, workshops and lab-sites around the world on the teaching of reading and writing. A regular presenter at national and international conferences, Dan is the author of Radical Listening: Reading and Writing Conferences to Reach All Students (Scholastic 2022), Reading Projects Reimagined: Student-Driven Conferences to Deepen Critical Thinking (Heinemann 2015), and Practical Punctuation: Lessons in Rule Making and Rule Breaking in Elementary Writing (Heinemann 2009). He lives in Harlem and Columbia County, New York.
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 has been a longtime staff developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. Carl is the author of numerous books on teaching writing, including the new A Teacher's Guide to Writing Conferences, 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. Carl is known for his keynote addresses, PD workshops, school-based residencies, and webinars. Tweet him at @conferringcarl.
NIST International School

Address: 36 Sukhumvit Soi 15, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Phone: +66 2 017 5888

8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Registration at 8:00 am
on the 23rd of September 2023

  1. About 50 meters from NIST
    Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 15

    81 Sukhumvit SOI 15, Sukhumvit Road,
    Bangkok 10110, Thailand
    Website: https://www.maitriahotels.com/modesukhumvitbangkok/

  2. About 500 meters from NIST
    Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok

    47 Sukhumvit Soi 15, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
    Website: https://movenpick.accor.com/en/asia/thailand/bangkok/movenpick-sukhumvit-bangkok.html?merchantid=seo-maps-TH-B4K2&sourceid=aw-cen&utm_medium=seo+maps&utm_source=google+Maps&utm_campaign=seo+maps&utm_content=Sukhumvit-15-Bangkok&y_source=1_MTUzNjI3MDItNzE1LWxvY2F0aW9uLndlYnNpdGU%3D

  3. About 1.3 kms from NIST
    Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

    189 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
    Website: https://all.accor.com/hotel/5213/index.en.shtml?utm_campaign=seo+maps&utm_medium=seo+maps&utm_source=google+Maps
There will be an online coaching Session. TBA
USD 850 Closing Date 1st September 2023
Early Bird Offer USD 800 Till 1st June 2023
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