Workshops

Find the latest workshops in your area.

Workshops

About

Empowering Writers takes a unique approach to live event writing instruction, emphasizing the connection between good writing skills and literacy achievement.

About Workshops   FAQ’s Workshops    Workshop Options

What is the Hub?

by Empowering Writers is a powerful tool for teachers and curriculum leaders – an interactive 360-degree online resource that combines professional development, digital teaching tools, how-to demonstration videos and direct to student content.  Take me there!

     I have been busy trying to get mid year testing done in my own classroom, but was finally I was able to get going on the grade 2-4 January lesson this week in Mrs. Porter's class. I love, love this book and the lesson has been lots of fun!  We started off the week with reading aloud The Most Perfect Snowman by Chris Britt. A story of kindness that is perfect for sparking ideas for your students to throw a little kindness to each other. I modeled how to fill in the snowballs with ideas that the second graders shared with me. Then, when it was their turn, I let them borrow from my chart or add other ideas of their own.  I had them pick their favorite one and color it pink so that it stood out among all the other snowballs. 

IMG_8905     IMG_8902

IMG_8903

     On the next day, I showed my modeled snowman and detail generating template to the students as they began filling in their details and making their own snowman. Here is the example that I shared with the students. 

IMG_8918   

     Then, I modeled how to use the sentence starters plus the information from the detail generating chart and snowman to create a descriptive segment. We also did a quick word referent chart so that they would be able to use them in their writing too! With these second graders, I started with one sentence starter and pulled information from my chart to make a sentence. Then, I had them do the same thing but choosing their own information. We continued this way for the duration of the lesson today. We got a great start, and I cannot wait to see their finished paragraphs. 

IMG_8916     IMG_8917

     Here is a sneak peek at their progress today!

IMG_8914

IMG_8915

Haven't downloaded the lesson yet?? Click HERE!