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Best Practices to Differentiate Your WRITING Instruction

Help All Your Students Enhance Their Writing Skills
(Grades K 2)

Presented by Susan Schmitt
Outstanding Teacher and National Presenter

Throughout the day, Susan Schmitt will share a wealth of ideas and techniques for collecting baseline data, using whole group and small group writing instruction, creating innovative writing centers, and engaging in dynamic writing conferences that boost students' confidence as emerging and developing writers

Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades K-2: Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, and Administrators

  • Practical step-by-step techniques to successfully differentiate your writing instruction
  • Outstanding low-prep, high-impact differentiation strategies that will save you time and boost your students’ writing skills
  • Classroom-proven techniques to get impressive results from whole-group, small-group and writing center activities specifically designed for grades K-2
  • Dynamic tools and specific interventions to help each student reach or exceed grade-level standards for writing Proven management tips that are key to successfully implementing differentiated writing

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Join Susan Schmitt for an outstanding day filled with innovative ideas, tips and tools to successfully differentiate your writing instruction. This highly practical, engaging seminar has been designed specifically for K-2 educators who want to strengthen their students’ writing skills by using classroom-proven techniques that save time and make differentiation both doable and highly effective.

Throughout the day, Susan will share a wealth of ideas and techniques for collecting baseline data, using whole-group and small-group writing instruction, creating innovative writing centers, and engaging in dynamic writing conferences that boost students’ confidence as emerging and developing writers. You will see how to use student-friendly rubrics to motivate young writers, how to incorporate highly effective management techniques that support differentiation and foster student independence, and how to incorporate best practices, outstanding read-alouds, motivating picture books, and “just right” primary books to showcase the writing traits you want your students to use.

You will leave with a wealth of new ideas that will save you time and boost your confidence in differentiating your writing instruction and helping every student become a successful writer.

Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with dozens of specific, practical ideas for differentiating your writing instruction to meet the needs of your K-2 students.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Discover Practical Techniques to Successfully Differentiate Your Writing Instruction
    Receive step-by-step ideas to meet the writing needs of all your students … Teacher-friendly options for scheduling, managing and differentiating your writing instruction that you can use immediately
  2. Successfully Break the “I Can’t Write” Cycle
    Incorporate multiple strategies for students to explore writing topics … Powerful ways to use drawings, lists, oral rehearsals, and instantly usable graphic organizers that motivate young students to write
  3. Discover How Differentiating Can Reduce Your Workload
    Learn the key elements to manage differentiated instruction that will actually save you time … How to increase student involvement, reduce discipline problems and boost writing skills in less time, not more
  4. Unleash the Power of Rubrics
    Expand your teaching options with differentiated rubrics … Practical ways to use rubrics as guides and powerful assessment tools to plan your instruction
  5. Get Big Results from Flexible Grouping Strategies
    Unleash the power of both whole-group and small-group writing instruction … Lessons, techniques and a variety of engaging ways to take advantage of multiple configurations for working with students in groups
  6. Explore High-Impact Intervention Strategies and Successful Organizational Processes
    Discover multiple ways to differentiate your writing instruction … How to use scaffolded organizers, centers and outstanding teaching tools to reach and teach each student how to write
  7. Use Read-Alouds to Surround Your Students with Stimulating Writing
    Tap into the magic of outstanding read-alouds to model and demonstrate strong writing … Discover the best books to teach about ideas, logical order, word choice, voice, and sentence fluency
  8. Management Tips that Make Differentiation Doable
    Discover a variety of management techniques that are key to successfully implementing differentiated writing … Work boards, station icons and proven ways to keep your students focused on writing – independently, collaboratively and cooperatively
  9. Boost Students’ Skills Through Writing Conferences
    Return to your classroom with proven formats for conducting powerful writing conferences … Daily, rotational conferences that assess, encourage and motivate each student to become a better writer
  10. Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook
    Each participant at the seminar will receive a detailed writing resource handbook filled with outstanding ideas and dozens of practical strategies for differentiating your writing instruction

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Dozens of specific strategies for differentiating your writing instruction that will reduce your workload and save you time
  • Practical management techniques that are key to successfully implementing differentiated writing
  • Innovative strategies to help grades K-2 students generate quality writing topics
  • Effective differentiation activities that scaffold student writing
  • Proven ideas for differentiating your writing instruction with whole-group and small-group lessons
  • Practical strategies for incorporating daily, rotational student conferences to motivate young writers
  • How to create dynamic writing centers that enable you to work with students individually or in small groups
  • Effective techniques for using student-friendly rubrics to demonstrate and encourage strong writing
  • Powerful ways to explicitly support students in drafting, revising, editing, and publishing their writing
  • Specific strategies to differentiate writing lessons that strengthen ideas, organization and word choices
  • Tips for improving your students’ independence and confidence as emergent and developing writers
  • Highly effective tools and step-by-step techniques to help each student reach or exceed grade-level writing standards
  • Teacher-friendly options for scheduling, managing and differentiating your writing instruction
  • Powerful ways to use drawings, lists, oral rehearsals, and instantly usable graphic organizers to motivate young students to write
  • How to increase student involvement, reduce discipline problems and boost writing skills in less time, not more
  • Proven methods to tap into the magic of outstanding read-alouds to model and demonstrate strong writing
  • How to use work boards, station icons, mini-writes, and proven motivators to keep your students focused on writing
  • Outstanding ideas for building a learning environment where differentiated instruction improves every student’s writing skills

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Teaching young students how to write effectively and proficiently is one of the most rewarding challenges I encounter as an educator. Yet, it is also one of the most complicated skills to teach. Not only do students in grades K-2 come to us with a variety of writing attributes, but they also come with vast differences in their exposure to print and print concepts. It is only through differentiating my writing instruction that I have found the key to help every student become a successful writer. It is my pleasure to share dozens of practical, classroom-proven tips, tools and strategies for differentiating your writing instruction so that each of your students will meet or exceed your writing standards.

Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • Low-prep, high-impact differentiation strategies that will save you time and boost your students’ writing skills
  • How to differentiate whole-group, small-group and writing-center activities specifically for grades K-2
  • Techniques for using children’s literature and characters from basal selections or picture books to stimulate student writing
  • Practical management strategies for organizing your writing time
  • How to use dynamic writing conferences to boost your students’ confidence as writers
  • Effective ways to use rubrics as differentiated writing guides and powerful assessment tools
  • Outstanding read-alouds that model and demonstrate strong writing

look forward to meeting you and providing you with a wealth of techniques and best practices to differentiate your writing instruction. Please join me for a fast-paced day filled with ideas you can use immediately in your own classroom.

Sincerely,
Susan Schmitt

P.S. This day will be packed with proven, highly practical strategies to help you differentiate your writing instruction.

Who Should Attend

Educators serving Grades K-2: Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:

  • Innovative, effective strategies to differentiate your writing instruction
  • Ready-to-use rubrics for K-2 writing
  • Practical ideas for designing centers for differentiated writing
  • Management techniques to enable you to do small group instruction and one-on-one writing conferences
  • Fun, engaging lessons to teach the traits of quality writing
  • Tips and tools for using literature and drawings to strengthen the development of writing ideas and skills

Meet and Share
This seminar provides an excellent opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other K-2 teachers interested in strengthening their differentiated writing programs.

Consultation Available
Susan Schmitt will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own differentiated writing program.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!