Increasing Students’ Proficiency Using Capitalization,
Specially Designed for Grades 1-3 Classroom Teachers, Title I Teachers, Resource Room/Special Education Teachers, Reading First Teachers, Curriculum Specialists, and Administrators
- Learn the best practices to transfer capitalization, punctuation, grammar and spelling to everyday writing
- Dozens of developmentally appropriate techniques to develop and strengthen students’ spelling, grammar, sentence structure, capitalization and punctuation in grades 1-3
- A wealth and variety of innovative conventions of writing activities and easy to implement lessons for your grades 1-3 writing curriculum
- Receive an extensive resource handbook filled with writing lessons, activities, and research-based strategies with the focus on developing conventions of writing
Are you often frustrated while trying to teach capitalization or punctuation to your first–third grade students? Do you find students seem to grasp the concepts of your writing lessons but then don’t transfer those concepts to their daily writing? Would you like proven ways to introduce, teach and reinforce writing conventions such as capitalization, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, and spelling in your class? If you answered yes, this seminar has been designed for you.
Gale Pukall will demonstrate practical, engaging, developmentally appropriate strategies and lessons to teach writing conventions in grades 1-3. During this idea-packed seminar, you will learn specific ways to introduce, teach and reinforce writing conventions in grades 1-3. Specific attention will be given to how to get students to apply what you teach into their daily writing. Gale will show you practical ways to increase your students’ proficiency in writing, specifically with capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and spelling. You will leave with a variety of lessons designed to increase the writing skills of all your students including those who struggle with their writing.
Join Gale for this fast-paced, idea-packed day of writing convention ideas. Each seminar participant will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with lessons and activities that can be immediately implemented in your own grades 1-3 classroom.
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
- Increase Your Students’ Writing Proficiency
Numerous practical strategies designed to build writing convention skills in grades 1-3 … Specific ways to teach capitalization, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling
- Innovative, Research-Based Ideas to Introduce and Re-enforce the Teaching of Writing Conventions
Learn how to design lessons based on current research in writing … Practical, sequential, and teacher-friendly ideas that are classroom-proven and highly practical
- Explore Ways to Increase Your Students Willingness to Write
Students who struggle with spelling, punctuation and grammar, don’t like to write … Discover specific ways to motivate, encourage and help your students write successfully
- Design Lessons for the Variety of Writing Abilities in Your Classroom
Use classroom-tested lessons and activities to provide support for struggling writers as well as capable writers in grades 1-3 classrooms
- Engage Your Students in Activities that Develop the Conventions of Writing
Gain innovative ideas to build your students’ understanding and application of becoming successful writers … Proven ways to help students transfer what they learn during whole and small group instruction to their daily writing activities
- Design Practical but Inviting Writing Lessons that Promote the Conventions of Writing
Create a high-success atmosphere by engaging students in developmentally appropriate lessons and activities designed to increase their conventions of writing
- Assess Students’ Understanding of Conventions of Writing Concepts and Skills
Use classroom-tested assessment techniques to identify students’ strengths and weaknesses … Help parents better understand what their children know, are able to do and what they still need to learn
- Make the Most of Your Writing Time
Maximize the quality of your students’ writing with effective mini-lessons and conferencing in addition to small group and whole group lessons on specific writing conventions such as capitalization and punctuation
- Create a Strong Connection with Parents
Suggestions for homework and activities designed to involve parents … Simple ways to increase the involvement of your students’ parents and help every child develop the conventions of writing
- Extensive Resource Handbook
Each seminar participant will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with ideas, lessons, activities, and research-based strategies for teaching the conventions of writing in grades 1-3
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
- A wealth of lessons and activities you can use to strengthen your students’ understanding and application of conventions in writing
- Creative ways to incorporate children’s literature and poetry into daily instruction
- Innovative techniques to build or “scaffold” a successful writing curriculum for all of your students
- Practical ways to employ proven ideas on how to strengthen conventions of writing with your grades 1-3 students
- Practical ideas, including graphic organizers for whole group and small group instruction
- Numerous ways to create a “writing rich” environment with conventions of writing as a focus
- How to motivate student writers through effective mini-lessons that meet the diverse needs of all students, from emergent writers to proficient writers
- Sample ideas parents can use at home to help their children become more successful writers
- Practical ways of assessing your students in regard to their conventions of writing
- Practical techniques to make the conventions of writing more meaningful
- How to improve students’ reading skills through their writing
- A variety of fun and creative ways to celebrate the successful writers in your classroom
A Message From Your Seminar Leader
The key to success in school lies in the success a student has with his/her reading and writing skills. More and more state and national assessments are asking younger students to demonstrate not only reading proficiency and fluency, but writing proficiency and fluency as well. We are all feeling the pressure to move our students from emergent writing skills to proficient and fluent writing skills, even in grades one, two and three. How can we effectively move our developing and emergent writers to greater writing?
For the past 20 years, I have taught primary grades students. Building upon these years of experience, I have learned how to develop and implement powerful yet practical techniques for teaching conventions of writing. Let me share ideas that will help your students transfer their learning to their daily writing. No more frustration with teaching a lesson on capitalization only to have the students forget when writing for other subjects. I will share proven ways to teach capitalization, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, and spelling and how to get your students to transfer these to their daily writing.
I invite you to an exciting day filled with wonderful ideas for developing the conventions of writing with your students. As teachers, we all strive to meet the needs of our diverse population of students. During this seminar I will present ideas to meet the needs of emergent and proficient writers as they become more aware and successful with the conventions of writing.
I have specifically designed this seminar for teachers working with first, second and third grade students. Over the course of the seminar day, I will share valuable ideas, activities, strategies, student samples, and management tips for developing conventions of writing with your students. You will discover many practical ideas that are based on current research, classroom tested with my own students, and easy to implement in any writing program.
My goal for you is to leave my seminar with the tools and confidence to teach conventions of writing more efficiently and more effectively.
P.S. Please join me for an idea-packed, strategy-packed day full of helpful techniques on how to strengthen your students’ conventions of writing.
Who Should Attend
Grades 1-3 Classroom Teachers, Resource Room/Special Education Teachers, Title I Teachers, Reading First Teachers, Curriculum Specialists, 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
- Sample writing lessons designed specifically for grades 1-3
- Assessments designed to help you determine your students’ proficiency with writing conventions
- Homework ideas to strengthen and reinforce writing conventions
- Engaging ways to use children’s literature to introduce and reinforce writing conventions
Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in strengthening their instructional program
Gale Pukall will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions about the unique needs of your own program.
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