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Strengthening Your Students' Writing Skills by Teaching Smarter, Not Harder

(Grades 3-8)

Presented by Greg Denman
Educator, Best Selling Author and National CCSS Trainer

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Classroom-Proven Strategies for Meeting Common Core State Standards for Writing in Grades 3-8: Specifically Designed for: Classroom and English/Language Arts Teachers, Literacy Specialists, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, and Administrators.

  • Outstanding, classroom-proven strategies to help your students meet the skills and applications as specified in the Common Core State Standards for writing in grades 3-8
  • Highly effective ideas for using “mentor texts” and student “exemplary papers” with Common Core text-types, including argument/opinion, informational/explanatory, and narrative writing
  • Practical ways to manage a writing program that addresses different writing types and genres as well as writing across the curriculum
  • Proven techniques for developing effective editing and proofreading skills in your students
  • Ideas to maximize your instructional time and lessen your paper load
  • Dozens of models, lessons, and activities that work with all your students
  • Apps, websites, displays, models, student samples and a comprehensive resource handbook with “ready-to-use-the-next-day” materials

Practical Strategies and Motivating Activities

Consider the following statements and check any that directly apply to you and your classroom:

  • Too many kids; too many papers; too many meetings; and not enough time!
  • I want practical strategies to align my instruction with the skills and applications of Common Core State Standards.
  • I need shortcuts to results when my students work with different types of writing and genres…not more paperwork.
  • I want to invigorate and enliven my writing instruction with activities that will truly engage my students.

If you have checked any of these statements, then STRENGTHENING YOUR STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILLS By Teaching Smarter, Not Harder is the seminar for you! During this fast-paced day, Greg Denman will give you a wealth of practical and usable ideas, methods and materials to integrate into your classroom. Knowing you are faced with an already overloaded curriculum, he will show you some of the best shortcuts to streamline your instruction while enabling your students to consistently perform well in writing all the types of text required by the Common Core State Standards. You will take home not only proven methods, but ready-to-use handouts and student materials. You’ll leave at the end of the day feeling renewed , invigorated and eager to start using these highly effective strategies and materials in your own classroom.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Help Your Students Meet the Rigorous Common Core State Standards in Writing for Grades 3-8
    Discover outstanding strategies to address the scope and range of mechanical/grammatical skills specified by Common Core State Standards… Proven ways to teach the skills your students need
  2. Focus on Narrative, Informational/Explanatory, and Argument/Opinion Writing
    Learn how to target your writing instruction on the centerpieces of the Common Core State Standard’s text types … Effective techniques to help all your students plan, develop and organize their content with each of these forms of writing
  3. Accelerate Your Struggling Students’ Growth in Writing
    Discover effective skill-building strategies that will step-up your students’ success with vocabulary, language and basic writing skills … Creative ideas to motivate even your most reluctant writers
  4. Use “Mentor texts” and “Exemplary Papers” as Instructional Tools in Your Classroom
    Discover how “mentor texts” and “exemplary papers” can significantly improve your students’ writing skills and proficiencies … Receive proven ideas and a wealth of examples of each in your resource handbook
  5. Teach Students How to Write for Different Purposes, Genres and Audiences Across the Curriculum
    See how you can easily integrate high-quality writing instruction comfortably into all your subjects … Ready-to-use ideas and materials to help your students meet the Common Core State Standards
  6. Put the Writing Process in Action!
    Receive ready-to-use materials and learn outstanding techniques to actively engage your students with the writing process … Discover Practice Prompts, Writing Excursions, Graphic Organizers, Writers’ Checklists, and Rubrics that work!
  7. Conquer the Blight of Students’ Writing: Editing and Proofreading
    Learn innovative, time-saving techniques to enable all students to become increasingly adept with the tasks of editing and proofreading … Learn painless ways to make this happen
  8. Strengthening Your Students’ Use of Writing Conventions
    Learn instructional techniques that lead to greater student proficiency with the rules of grammar and writing mechanics … Innovative, creative ways to strengthen the skills of writing
  9. Receive Fun, Motivational Writing Activities to Move Your Students from Passive to Excited Writers
    Take home a variety of exciting writing activities that are guaranteed to enthuse your students … 3,2,1 Paragraph Styling, Attribute Poems, Are-Like Lines, Mathematical Snapper-Clappers, Word Mastery Sheets, Hyphenated-Hound Dog Images, and more!
  10. Lessen Your Paper Load
    Explore materials and routines that make your teaching of writing not only more manageable for you, but stimulating for your students … See how incorporating Color Paragraph Mobiles and Kinesthetic Vocabulary can help you maintain a lively learning environment and teach your students the skills they need to succeed

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Practical, research-based strategies to help your grades 3-8 students meet the Common Core State Standards for writing
  • Proven methods for teaching CCSS’stext-types: Narrative, Informational/Explanatory and Argument (Opinion)
  • Instructional methods and techniques to significantly boost students’ skills and confidence in writing
  • Revision, editing, and proofreading ideas to help all your students meet the Common Core State Standards
  • Best techniques for using “mentor texts” and “exemplary papers” in your classroom
  • Methods for strengthening students’ vocabulary development, word choice and “domain-specificvocabulary
  • Activities that motivate students to want to write and write well in all subject areas
  • Ways to help your grades 3-8 students move through the writing process productively and effectively
  • New and useful graphic organizers for student to use when they are assembling and organizing information and generating language for a written piece
  • Creative ideas for engaging and exciting the “I-can’t-and-don’t-like-to-write” students
  • Timesaving techniques to cut back on your paper load!
  • Exciting activities to immerse and integrate writing instruction across the curriculum, throughout the year
  • Classroom visual materials and routines that can enliven your writing instruction while fully engaging your students

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

“Good Writing Requires Good Thinking and Better Writing Promotes Better Thinking.” - Greg Denman

Dear Colleague:

It is an exciting and challenging time we live and work in as educators. As we implement the skills and applications specified by Common Core State Standards into our daily instruction, we are looking for– to put it as succinctly as possible– WHAT WORKS!

This new seminar addresses exactly that: WHAT WORKS to strengthen our students’ writing skills. During our day together, it is my pleasure to bring you proven ideas and strategies for guiding your students to become increasingly independent, productive and skilled writers. I will share with you what has worked for me and countless other teachers in grades 3-8. Every strategy I present has been used and refined with students just like yours. You will return to your classroom with a wealth of WHAT WORKS, including:

  • Easy-to-implement strategies and methods to accelerate your students’ growth in writing and help them meet the Common Core State Standards
  • Fun and engaging activities to enliven your writing workshops
  • Mentor texts you can use immediately with your students
  • Techniques for motivating your less-than-motivated writers
  • Timesaving ideas for organizing and directing your writing instruction
  • Hands-on materials for writing in different genres and across the curriculum
  • and much, much more!

I welcome you to join me and other teachers for a fast-paced, engaging day. I guarantee you that it will be “time well spent” and I look forward to our day together.

Sincerely
Greg Denman

P.S. The entire day will be devoted to practical, manageable writing strategies that will save you time and significantly enhance your students’ ability to write.

Who Should Attend

Classroom and English/Language Arts Teachers, Literacy Specialists, Special Education Staff, 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. The handbook includes:

  • Step-by-step writing lessons and activities ready to implement in your classroom
  • Outstanding rubrics and writing guides ready to duplicate and use with grades
  • 3-8 students
  • New graphic organizers for the different writing types and purposes
  • Useful materials for your students’ writing folders
  • Examples of “mentor texts” and grade-leveled “exemplary papers”
  • A bibliography of fiction and nonfiction books to use with your writing instruction

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in aligning their writing instruction with the Common Core State Standards.

Consultation Available
Greg Denman will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own writing instruction.

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!

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