Matt Glover has been an educator for over 30 years, as a teacher, a principal, author and consultant. He is the author and co-author of several books on teaching writing and reading including Projecting Possibilities for Writers: The How, What, and Why of Designing Units of Study, K-5, Engaging Young Writers, Already Ready, Sit Down and Teach Up, and I Am Reading: Nurturing Young Children’s Meaning Making and Joyful Engagement With Any Book. Along with Ellin Keene, Matt is the editor of a collection of essays titled The Teacher You Want to Be: Essays on Children, Learning and Teaching.
KOWLOON JUNIOR SCHOOL
20 Perth Street, Homantin,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
8.30 am to 4.00 pm
Registration at 8.00 am
on the 7th September 2019.
Deep Dive Sessions: Considerations for supporting engagement and composition development in young writers. When young children write, we see a tangible insight into complex compositional thinking.
This experience will provide participants with practical, developmentally appropriate strategies that support young children as writers. Using video clips and writing samples, participants will examine key beliefs about young writers. In addition, participants will learn how these beliefs about young writers translate into instructional practices in early childhood classrooms, both in a day and across a year.
Children are capable of remarkable thinking when they are reading and writing, even before they are reading and writing conventionally. When we honor children’s approximations, we can see that the thought process of composing language in reading and writing is connected. By utilizing this connection, we can support composing in both realms.