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High-Impact Writing Strategies that Dramatically Improve Students’ Literacy Skills While Saving Time for Teachers

(Grades K-2)

Presented by Annemarie Johnson
Outstanding Teacher and International Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Classroom Teachers, Reading and Literacy Specialists, Special Education Staff, Title 1 Staff, and Administrators Working with Students in Grades K-2

  • A wealth of powerful strategies to dramatically improve your students’ writing skills
  • Timesaving techniques for assessing your students’ writing and building their confidence as young writers
  • Classroom-proven ideas for inspiring and motivating even the most struggling and reluctant writers
  • Dozens of ideas, activities, tips, and tools to help you work smarter not harder
  • Displays, student samples and a comprehensive resource handbook packed with ready-to-use, time-saving tips, writing strategies, mini-lessons, and ideas designed just for grades K-2 teachers

Practical Ideas and Strategies

This highly practical, NEW seminar has been designed specifically for educators serving grades K-2 to help you increase the quality and efficiency of your students’ writing. Specifically, this seminar will focus on ways to work smarter, not harder, while at the same time improving your students’ overall literacy skills. You will leave with NEW, innovative, and ready-to-use strategies to build K-2 student independence and dramatically lift the level of student writing. You’ll receive dozens of ideas you can use to refresh, refine and strengthen your writing lessons, making writing the most exciting part of your daily routine.

Annemarie Johnson will share a wealth of writing ideas and strategies that will engage all levels of K-2 writers. Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with specific time-saving ideas, model materials, and strategies ready to use in any grade K-2 classroom.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Dramatically Improve Students’ Writing Skills
    A wealth of powerful strategies to dramatically elevate your students’ writing skills, while saving you valuable teacher time
  2. Practical Strategies to Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder
    Tips, tools and tricks to save time and elevate instruction … Incorporate best practice techniques that really work
  3. Establish Effective Classroom Management Structures
    Gain back precious instructional minutes by developing strong protocols and routines … Hold K-2 students accountable for following these structures … Teach students their jobs so you can do yours!
  4. Accelerate Student Success and Save Teacher Time
    Teach students to rely on you less so that you have more time to confer … Empower students to make decisions about their writing … Help students discover the power of mentor texts
  5. Strengthen Students’ Revision Skills and Writing Fluency
    Learn ways to help K-2 students plan, organize and revise their writing … Walk away with ready-to-use techniques to help primary students generate and develop ideas, and increase their writing stamina and fluency
  6. Help K-2 Students Overcome Writing Roadblocks
    Discover the roadblocks that get in the developing writer’s way … Learn step-by-step techniques for helping K-2 students overcome them … Anticipate predictable problems to save you time and lift the level of instruction
  7. Discover Fresh, Innovative Strategies for Teaching Essential Writing Skills
    Create an exciting environment that fosters a love for writing … Teach your K-2 students to write for a variety of purposes and audiences … Discover how to build every student’s confidence as a successful writer
  8. Model to Teach K-2 Students Better Revising, Drafting and Editing Skills
    Use specific modeling techniques to teach drafting, revising and editing skills appropriate for grades K-2 students … Support even your most reluctant writers
  9. Provide Highly Effective Feedback and Differentiated Instruction for All Learners
    Learn key ways and proven techniques for delivering powerful one-to-one conferences … Leverage your time using small group instruction … Help young students take charge of their writing … Guide their efforts with encouragement and powerful “next steps” for improving their writing skills
  10. Ideas, Ideas, Ideas!
    Demonstrations, video clips, student samples, and more! Leave with many resources to enhance your writing program … You’ll receive an extensive resource handbook with lessons, reproducibles and lists of recommended resources including professional books, blogs and websites

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Incorporate timesaving, efficient protocols and routines to maximize instructional time
  • Practical tips to help you work smarter, not harder
  • Instructional strategies and techniques to significantly boost students’ skills and confidence with writing
  • Practical tips to create an exciting environment that fosters a deep love of writing
  • Numerous ideas, strategies, and demonstrations to strengthen and enrich your current writing program
  • Simplify and demystify writing instruction by understanding and efficiently teaching the qualities of strong narrative, informational and expository writing
  • Engaging ways to use mentor texts to simplify and elevate the quality of your writing instruction
  • Increase your knowledge about the qualities of strong writing and your confidence to teach them
  • Release responsibility to your students to gain time for more targeted instruction
  • Anticipate the predictable problems of developing writers to streamline and enhance your instruction
  • Strengthen your students’ understanding of the writing process
  • Differentiate your instruction to meet the needs of the full range of learners in your K-2 classroom
  • Dozens of research-based strategies to help your students meet essential writing expectations
  • A wealth of ideas that help your students write for different purposes and audiences
  • Powerful techniques that use modeled, shared and interactive writing to teach key drafting, revising and editing skills
  • Step-by-step, proven ways to successfully implement a writing workshop including mini-lessons, conferring, strategy groups, and more
  • Practical ways to fit writing into your daily schedule to focus on the writing skills your K-2 students need
  • Quick and easy ways to assess your students’ writing and keep track of each child’s writing progress
  • Build a successful writing curriculum that contains the key components for a balanced language arts program
  • Use mentor text to teach writer’s craft and help students begin to “read like writers”
  • Integrate whole group, small group and independent writing times to build a strong foundation for writing
  • Easy ways to incorporate worksheet-free teaching to place more responsibility on your students and not you
  • A bibliography of professional resources, websites and mentor texts to save you valuable time and take your writing instruction to the next level

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Never before have primary classrooms been more demanding and student needs more diverse. Our students are unique in every way: learning style, language, culture, and readiness to learn. Yet no matter what their background, it’s our job as educators to ensure that every student becomes a proficient writer and succeeds in meeting rigorous literacy expectations. My goal in this seminar is to show you practical, time-efficient ways to make this all possible with K-2 students. In this seminar I will simplify complex writing skills into concrete, doable learning tasks for students, and practical instructional practices for you to implement in your classroom tomorrow!

As we accelerate learning I encourage all of us to never forget the joy, enthusiasm and sense of wonder that are forever the heart and soul of our primary classrooms. I will share ideas that are not only effective but also respectful of the joyful, exploratory way our children learn best. These powerful, hands-on, minds-on activities ensure that young learners will write thoughtfully and creatively, and they will easily integrate with the writing program you already have in place.

During our day together I will share powerful, effective teaching strategies that will empower your grades K-2 writers, save you valuable time and bring joy into your writing classroom. Some of the topics we will explore include:

  • Practical tips that will save you time and lift the level of your writing instruction
  • Management techniques that empower student writers and increase their independence
  • Exciting ways to motivate and inspire even the most reluctant writer
  • Easy-to-use tips, tools and strategies to increase your students’ success in writing
  • Effective strategies to organize your daily writing time

It is my goal that you will leave this seminar with renewed enthusiasm and a passion for teaching writing. I hope you will join me for a day that promises to be dynamic, fast-paced and packed with ideas!

Sincerely,
Annemarie Johnson

P.S. You will leave this seminar energized and armed with practical writing strategies to use immediately in your own grades K-2 classroom.

Who Should Attend

Classroom Teachers, Reading and Literacy Specialists, Special Education Staff, Title 1 Staff, and Administrators working with students in Grades K-2.

Special Benefits of Attending

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

  • Time-efficient tips and tools for teaching writing
  • Highly effective management tips to increase your students’ independence and give you more time for targeted instruction
  • Specific ways to streamline the evaluation of students’ writing
  • A bibliography of professional resources, websites and mentor texts to save you valuable time and take your writing instruction to the next level
  • And much, much more …

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in timesaving ways to enhance their writing instruction and students’ love of writing.

Consultation Available
Annemarie Johnson will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own 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!

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