Learning Opportunity

Empowering Writers Launching Into Literacy-Diving into Informational Skills

Facilitator: Carla Thio
Date:February 24, 2023
Time:9:00 am to 3:30 pm MTN
Cost:
$250.00
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Session Code: 23-LI-304
Focus: English Language Arts, Literacy and Literature

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.

LAUNCHING INTO LITERACY:

  • 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


INFORMATIONAL SKILLS:

  • Developing broad, yet distinct main ideas
  • Creating detailed-generating questions
  • Widening sentence variety
  • Conductiong/referencing research
  • Building introductions and conclusions


PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:

  • Practicing process writing 
  • Forming assessment rubrics
  • Recap of today's learning-Informational 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!

Interested in securing a 2-year Hub license for only an additional $75US? Click on the following link to order through Empowering Writers:
https://store.empoweringwriters.com/products/2nd-year-hub-for-consortium-customer

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.