Course No. ED461X, ED561X
We know student choice in reading materials and writing topics increases lifelong literacy, but how can one teacher manage it all? Using Nancie Atwell’s third edition of her popular text In the Middle (wit 80% new material), we’ll explore details and procedures for organizing, launching, and maintaining successful writing and reading workshops. With hundreds of mini-lessons, mentor texts, techniques for teaching multiple genres and for conferring with students on their reading and writing, Atwell’s new edition “is everything I’ve learned over the past three decades that makes writing-reading workshop the only logical way to teach English.” Author and creativity coach Deb Lund (who began teaching writing/reading workshops a few years before Nancie) is excited to be your guided and invisible teaching partner in this writing intensive, transformational course.
Appropriate for teachers grades 4-12. The Atwell text is about $50.
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1. Articulated the reasons for and benefits of teaching writing and reading in classroom workshop settings.
2. Developed procedures, activities, and expectations for reading and writing workshops.
3. Acquired techniques for respectfully conferring with students about their reading and writing.
4. Designed lessons to address writing topic development, genre features, and techniques of craft, conventions, and spelling.
5. Designed lessons to address procedures, craft, conventions, and spelling.
$40-50 text fee (or $20 to rent) to be paid to amazon.com. or another bookseller of your choice. The text may also be available at local and school libraries for free.
I enjoyed the course immensely and am looking forward to implementing methods taught regularly within my classroom.
Deb Lund did a good job of providing prompt feedback, helpful answers to questions, and encouragement.
12th Grade Teacher
It has been a great experience! Thank you so much!
9th Grade Teacher
Thank you for a fantastic course. The information I learned and feedback I received has been very beneficial.
8th Grade Teacher
This course has changed the way I organize and approach the reading/writing workshop model. I am excited to start the new school year with a new paradigm and will use what I learned and wrote throughout the year. I highly recommend this course.
6th Grade Teacher
I have taken a few classes through the Heritage Institute, but this particular class, Reading/Writing workshop with Deb Lund was exceptional. All my work was posted and commented on by instructor and by other students. I felt driven the whole way through the course to better myself, to learn, and to strengthen my classroom environment and student's learning. I would love to take another class from Ms. Lund and encourage others to. She is thoughtful and has a passion for reading and writing.
5th Grade Teacher