Learning Opportunity

Empowering Writers-Launching into Literacy - Diving into Narrative Skills

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Facilitator: Carla Thio
Date:February 23, 2023
Time:9:00 am to 3:30 pm MTN
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Session Code: 23-LI-303
Focus: English Language Arts & Literacy

Target Audience

Grade 2-8 Teachers

About this Learning Opportunity


Instructional tools to support deeper comprehension of text, apply analysis skills to constructed response, confidently teach narrative writing, and learn how to provide actionable feedback when assessing student work. Gain understanding of foundational writing skills to help students effectively respond to text and strengthen both writing abilities and reading comprehension skills.


Launching into Literacy

  • Understanding EW’s Methodology and How it Creates Writing Success
  • Recognizing Genre 
  • Identifying Organizational Frameworks (e.g., Informational vs. Narrative)
  • Learning How to Annotate and Analyze Text
  • Finding Literary Elements for Literary Analysis
  • Identifying Text Conventions (clues) for Constructed Response

Narrative Skills

  • Developing an Entertaining Beginning
  • Creating Elaborate Details
  • Building Suspense
  • Describing the Main Event
  • Developing Extended Endings

Putting It All Together

  • Practicing Process Writing
  • Forming Assessment Rubrics
  • Recap of Today’s Learning – Narrative Writing

**Please note the session fee includes the 6-hour Workshop and a FREE Hub Digital Resource (1-year license)**  This is a $99US SAVINGS!

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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... Read more »