This is a multi-day event.
|Focus:||Assessment Other Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy English Language Arts, Literacy and Literature|
Grades 6 English Language Arts teachers
About this Learning Opportunity
Grade Six teachers:
- Are you thinking about the upcoming Language Arts PAT: Part A?
- Are you wondering where and how to begin when teaching narrative writing?
- Are you looking for ways to teach students to write with greater clarity and artistry?
During this two-part series, educator and author Karen Filewych (How Do I Get Them To Write? and Freewriting With Purpose) will empower you to teach narrative writing with greater skill and confidence. Learn how to teach your developing writers to:
- use plot patterns and mentor texts to dramatically improve student writing.
- develop both setting and characters
- write effective dialogue
As always, Karen will guide teachers through the writing process within the classroom including mini-lessons, pre-writing, writing, feedback, and assessment practices. Curricular links and PAT considerations will be embedded throughout.
This session addresses the LQS competencies
- #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
- #3: Embodying Visionary Leadership
- #4: Leading a Learning Community
- #6: Providing Instructional Leadership
- #7: Developing Leadership Capacity
This session addresses the TQS competencies
- #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
- #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
- #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments
About the Facilitator
Karen Filewych has twenty-five years of educational experience as an elementary teacher, school administrator, and language arts consultant. In 2007, she completed her Master of Education degree in the area of literacy. Karen's first book - How Do I Get Them to Write? - was published by Pembroke Publishers in May of 2017. Her second book - Freewriting with Purpose - was published in January of 2019. Both books are practical guides for the teaching of writing and include lists of mentor texts for each area of study. Karen continues to write and has some exciting projects in the works!
Karen presents regularly for teachers on a variety of topics. She especially enjoys working with students through school-based writing residencies to demonstrate how writing can transform their work and their lives in the classroom and beyond. She also offers parent literacy evenings providing simple, effective ways to engage children in literacy-rich activities in the home.