Teaching the Emergent K-2 Writer

06/17/2019 - 9:00am to 06/21/2019 - 4:00pm

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development, Pre-K, K, 1, 2

Content areas: All Content Areas, Professional Development

Topics: writing

District/Organization: Oregon Writing Project, Lewis and Clark Graduate School

Teaching the Emergent K-2 Writer is an inquiry course designed for K-2 teachers. In this one-week summer course, participants will examine and evaluate current research on writing instruction and will reflect on their own process as writers by participating in writing workshops.

Teachers will explore effective practices for teaching young writers through a Writing Workshop model, including explicit mini-lessons and conferencing. Participants will learn how to dismantle the complex writing process for emergent writers and craft mini-lessons supported by mentor text with one clear, focused teaching point.

Teachers will share ideas and draw on the experiences of other teachers while taking away lessons and strategies directly applicable to the K-2 classroom.

Class members will discover how to strategically select a variety of texts to support whole-class learning as well as individual choice, and they will learn how to embed writing into curriculum. Participants will share ideas and draw on the experiences of their colleagues while taking away lessons and strategies directly applicable to the K-2 classroom.

The Oregon Writing Project (OWP), is a collaboration program between Lewis & Clark and metropolitan or rural area schools and districts, and offers programs designed to improve the writing of Oregon’s K-12 students and teachers.