- From Brainstorming to Final Draft: The Journey of Writing In this series, teachers look at ways to guide students in effectively generating the range of writing required to succeed in school and beyond, with an eye towards helping them establish control of different genres. Teachers will look at effective ways to structure writing tasks for students. Shared reading, writing to learn activities, memoir writing, writing groups, active listening techniques, and revision strategies will be addressed.
- An Uncommon Approach to the Common Core How do you make your approach to teaching and learning “Common Core?” How do you rethink favorite lessons to ensure that you are in line with the new standards? What are some ways to effectively teach argument writing, as well as informational and narrative writing? How do you encourage greater student independence when teaching a difficult text? Participants will address these issues, as well as create meaningful units of study.Reading and Writing Non-fiction Beginning by asking teachers to consider what it means to think like a historian, a scientist, a mathematician, and in other disciplines, the foundation is laid for students as writers of non-fiction themselves. This workshop series guides K-12 teachers in exploring how their students can use low-stakes writing approaches as tools for understanding non-fiction. This series can include a segment on how to teach, not just assign, research papers, including how to handle on-line sources.
- Recent Adolescent Fiction Middle and high school teachers are often looking for great new adolescent fiction for their classes, whether as whole-class texts, in small groups, or as independent reading. Nancy Atwell's work with independent reading and Harvey Daniels' work with reading groups provide some of the theoretical underpinning for this series as we collaborate on effective approaches for using fiction with our students
- Poetry Matters: Teaching and Writing Poetry, K-12 This series takes teachers on a journey through poetry: writing, reading, understanding and using the genre in your classroom, whether your students are just gaining literacy skills or are in your A.P. literature course. Through writing workshop, the course leaders will help participants experience innovative techniques and ideas first hand. The course will be student-centered and creative but will also address the presence and challenge of poetry in standards-based teaching and testing
- An Inquiry Into Race and Schooling on Long Island One area of consideration that arises in teaching on Long Island is that of what it means to work in one of the most racially segregated areas in the country. Are there approaches that are particularly effective in situations where the teaching staff is primarily white and the students are primarily minority? Theoretical underpinnings for this workshop include work by Linda Christensen, Jonathan Kozol, and Alfred Tatum.
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The Long Island Writing Project looks forward to working with teachers in a two-hour, half-day, after school series, weekend series, or week-long summer format. Introductory workshops for any of the above series are available. For further information and details about pricing, please contact Darshna Katwala, Director, Long Island Writing Project, at email@example.com, or 516-572-7464 extension 25373.