Learning Opportunity

Empowering Writers Launching Into Literacy-Diving into Informational Skills

Registration closes:
Feb 06, 2023 at 4:30 pm MTN
Webinar will be recorded
Facilitator: Carla Thio

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Feb 06, 2023 (4:30 pm to 7:30 pm MDT)
Day 2Feb 13, 2023 (4:30 pm to 7:30 pm MDT)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-LI-302
Focus: English Language Arts, Literacy and Literature

Target Audience

Teachers Grade 2-8

About this Learning Opportunity

Instructional tools to support deeper comprehension of text, apply analysis to constructed response, confidently teach informational and opinion writing, and learn how to provide actionable feedback when assessing student work.  Gain understanding of foundational writing skills to effectively respond to text.


  • understanding EW's Methodology and how it creates successful writing
  • recognizing genre
  • identifying organizational framework eg-nformational vs. narrative
  • learning how annotate and analyze text
  • finding literary elements for literary analysis
  • identifying text conventions, "clues" discovery for constructed response


  • developing broad, yet distinct main ideas
  • creating detailed-generating questions
  • widening sentence variety
  • conductiong/referencing research
  • building introductions and conclusions


  • practicing process writing 
  • forming assessment rubrics

**Please note the session fee includes the 2 session Workshop and a FREE Hub Digital Resource (1-year license)**  This is a $99US SAVINGS!

Interested in securing a 2-year Hub license for only an additional $75US? Click on the following link to order through Empowering Writers:

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

Carla Thio

Carla Thio is currently a master teacher at the Renert School. She has been a classroom teacher for 23 years in Calgary, Alberta. Her first experience with Empowering Writers was in her first year of teaching at Rundle College School where she became the go-to person for teaching writing. Her students are proof that Empowering Writers yields success. Students arrive to her class excited to write but more importantly confident in writing.