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Differentiating Your Writing Instruction:

Practical Strategies to Differentiate with Your Whole Class or in Small Groups
(Grades 3-6)

Presented by Jan Singleton
Outstanding Elementary Teacher and Presenter

Specifically Designed for Elementary Teachers Serving Grades 3 6: Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Gifted and Talented Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, ELL Teachers, and Administrators

  • Practical strategies to increase writing success for every student using differentiation techniques that will work with your whole class, small groups and individuals
  • Address the Common Core State Standards for writing using a differentiated instructional approach
  • Use power writing and quick writes to develop fluency, build self-confidence and increase writing stamina
  • Keep differentiation simple and more efficient using conferencing, flexible grouping, tiered assignments, anchor activities, writer’s notebooks, brain-based strategies, and many more ready-to-use ideas
  • Interventions that can be used for specific “trouble spots” for individual writers
  • Reach every student in diverse classrooms with tips on writing that can be easilydifferentiated, whether you are experienced or new to differentiating writing instruction

Practical Strategies

Join outstanding elementary teacher Jan Singleton for a day filled with innovative strategies, ideas and tools to successfully differentiate your writing instruction. Jan has specifically designed this highly practical and new seminar for grades 3-6 teachers who want to strengthen their students’ writing skills using classroom-proven differentiation techniques.

All the strategies are both doable and highly effective. Throughout the day, you will discover strategies for whole group and small group writing instruction, conferencing tips, student-friendly rubrics to motivate students, management techniques to support differentiation while fostering student independence, along with dozens of practical, timesaving ideas.

Whether you are new to differentiation or experienced and looking to enhance your writing instruction, you will gain valuable ways to raise the writing achievement and participation of all your students. Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with dozens of specific, practical ideas to differentiate your writing instruction and meet the needs of your grades 3-6 students.

You won’t want to miss this exciting, strategy-packed day with Jan!

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical Strategies for Differentiating Writing Instruction to Increase Every Student’s Writing Achievement in Grades 3-6
    Practical and timesaving strategies to differentiate your instruction to increase students’ writing skills … Step-by-step, ready-to-implement writing strategies that will help your students write every day, throughout the day, and not just during writing time
  2. Meet the Rigorous Common Core State Standards for Writing using Differentiation
    Use differentiation to help students meet the Common Core State Standards for writing … Proven strategies that work
  3. Differentiating for ELL, Low-Language Students and Writers with Skill Gaps
    Practical strategies to stop the cycle of “I can’t write” … Increase students’ confidence by breaking bad writing habits that stop them from writing … Ideas for sentence construction, mechanics, grammar, and making writing fun
  4. Conferencing: Your #1 Opportunity to Differentiate Writing
    Tips for managing your writing time to allow regular and consistent conferencing … Specific steps to make each conference worthwhile … All important “follow-up” to conferences
  5. How to Choose and Use Focus/Mini-Lessons that Lead to Success for All Students
    Discover the power of short, focused lessons that have an immediate and intentional impact on student writing … How to decide what focus lessons to teach and obtain ideas for follow-up practice that differentiates for each student
  6. Acquire Management Tips to Differentiate Writing in Your Classroom
    Management and organizational strategies to allow you to incorporate differentiated writing instruction effectively and efficiently into your existing classroom structure … Learn classroom-proven, doable techniques for differentiating writing with your whole class and in small groups
  7. Establishing and Maintaining a Differentiated Writing Classroom
    How to get started or refine your writing block so each student can progress toward meeting the Common Core State Standards in writing … Tips to encourage your students to write more and prepare them to be successful in drafting, revising and editing their work
  8. Dozens of Tips, Lessons and Timesaving Ways to Differentiate Writing
    Anchor charts, finding topics, word choice, sentence building, writer’s notebook, rubrics, adapting lessons to each student, finding more time to write, and much, much more!
  9. Assessment Made Useable
    Student and teacher friendly rubrics to make assessment in writing meaningful … Examples and templates for you to use and adapt
  10. Receive a Differentiating Writing Instruction Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive a detailed resource handbook specifically designed for grades 3-6 filled with dozens of practical ideas, materials and activities to differentiate writing quickly and easily with your students

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Practical and specific strategies to differentiate your writing instruction and increase writing achievement
  • Effective and efficient differentiation strategies that will scaffold the writing process to increase student confidence in writing
  • How and when to incorporate daily student conferences to differentiate at the individual level
  • Routines to create a classroom environment that encourages students to be engaged, reflective and more independent writers
  • Many ways to easily incorporate tiered assignments to differentiate writing
  • Dynamic tools and specific interventions for all your students, from the struggling to the gifted writer, to reach and exceed writing standards
  • Setting up and maintaining a successful writer’s workshop
  • Adapting writing mini-lessons to address each student’s needs
  • Ways to provide more opportunities for writing in a short amount of time
  • Incorporating the writer’s notebook to make writers’ workshop simple and manageable
  • Using anchor charts, tiered lessons, focus lessons, and more
  • Numerous ideas for tiering, grouping and differentiating assignments
  • Tips for engaging even your most reluctant students in writing
  • Differentiate your writing instruction with highly practical strategies and activities you can use in both whole class and small group settings

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Teaching our students to write can be one of the most challenging and complicated tasks we face as educators. However, seeing students gain confidence, skills and independence in their writing can be most rewarding! The focus of this seminar will be on sharing dozens of practical, classroom-proven tips, tools and strategies to differentiate your writing instruction so that each of your students will meet or exceed your writing standards.

In our day together, we will explore ways to make differentiating writing – a seemingly overwhelming task – easy and effective. Differentiation will be made “doable” instead of unreachable. We will examine easy-to-use methods for teaching whole group, small groups and making time for individual conferencing; a key to writing growth. Whether you are new to differentiated instruction or have been practicing it for years you will find valuable ideas to use immediately in your classroom.

I look forward to meeting you and providing you with a wealth of techniques and best practices to differentiate your writing instruction and help you plan and/or refine your writing time and offer engaging writing activities that promote participation, growth and independence in your writers.

Please join me for a fast-paced day filled with ideas you can use as-is or adapt to meet the needs of your teaching style and your students.

Sincerely,
Jan Singleton

P.S. This day will be filled with dozens of “take-back-and-do” ideas and an extensive resource handbook to help you in differentiating writing instruction with your own students.

Who Should Attend

Designed for elementary teachers serving grades 3-6: Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Gifted and Talented Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, ELL Teachers, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Complete lesson plans for several key strategies and how to differentiate each one
  • Graphic organizers that make organization, word choice, different genres of writing, etc., easier for your students
  • Blackline masters that can be used with students for important instruction and practice
  • Step-by-step procedures for scaffolding and differentiating instruction in all areas of writing

Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a wonderful opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in strengthening their writing instruction for students in grades 3-6.

Consultation Available
Jan Singleton will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your school(s) or district.

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!