Ruth Culham Presents: Seven Strategies for Teaching Writing for grades K-5

10/13/2017 - 8:00am to 3:30pm
Grade levels:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Content areas:
Early Learning, Elementary Ed, English Language Arts, Reading, Special Ed
Writing strategies, writing traits, RAFTs
Oregon Reading Association
Capital Reading Council

This full-day workshop invites participants to sample each strategy and bring ideas ready to use to their classrooms. Appropriate for all grades.
1. Use the traits to dive deeply into student writing.
2. Use writing folders to practice revision and editing skills.
3. Use reading to improve writing.
4. Use warm-ups to scaffold writing practice.
5. Use RAFTS to inspire strong writing in the content areas.
6. Use the modes to clarify the purpose for writing.
7. Use focus lessons to develop targeted skills and strategies.