Strategies to Teach Informative Writing



Strategies to Teach Informative Writing


 
DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 2, 2017

Writers need to move beyond restating collected facts and details. They have to synthesize ideas in order to demonstrate a deep understanding of a topic or text within expository writing. This one-day workshop will reveal the essential instruction necessary to produce this type of informative writing.

Training Topics:

• Dissect the informative writing standard for the unique skills to be taught at each level.
• Recognize the various genres that fall under the expository umbrella and how they can be integrated into a variety of content-area and ELA writing experiences throughout the year.
• Receive dozens of mini-lesson ideas that target the essential skills in strong expository writing.
• Learn which conventions are most relevant in expository writing.
• Understand how to mirror the simulated research-writing tasks students face on standardized assessments.


When you leave, you'll be able to...

  • Incorporate frequent research writing experiences into your curriculum.
  • Increase the speed at which students glean information from sources.
  • Navigate the Internet more efficiently and support students to do the same.
  • Move students beyond predictable introductions and summary conclusions.
  • Execute a customized calendar of lessons to teach informative writing.

TARGET AUDIENCE

K-12 Teachers

K-12 High-Ability Teachers

Teacher Leaders or Building-Level Coaches

Title I, Remediation, Special Education & ELL Teachers

Building or District-Level Literacy Coordinators

Elementary & Secondary Principals

Curriculum Directors

Free follow-up training videos:




Testimonials
What are teachers saying about the Informative Writing workshop?

“Excellent presentation! Lots of good, applicable information and great resources. This will be a great tool I can use to improve the writing abilities of all my students.” L. Wilson

“Definitely a must! Authentic, purposeful writing with explicit instruction.” C. Wilson
 

Graduate Credit

 

Thanks to a partnership with the Midwest Teachers Institute, workshop attendees can earn three hours of graduate credit for just $300. These are non-degree credits which are designed for professional certification renewals and salary step increases. (Check with your district or employers to determine their policies for pay increases.)

Registration information will be shared during the 10 a.m. break of each workshop. After the workshop, attendees have 2 weeks to apply their training hours to the program. The cost of graduate credit is separate from the cost of attending a workshop.

 
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Attend one day:

$225 (Early Bird)  |  $245 (Standard)

Attend two days:

$435 (Early Bird) | $455 (Standard)
 

Discounts available!

  • Register at least 15 days in advance and save!
  • For teams of 3+: Save $6 per person
  • For teams of 10+: Contact our office for a 10% savings

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Day 2:

Michigan SCECH credit
Thanks to a partnership with Madonna University, attendees may earn SCECHs (State Continuing Education Clock Hours) for attending this workshop. There is a $20 fee to process the credit, and the fee is due on the day of the workshop.

Professional Growth Credits

Certified educators can earn professional growth credits for attending a Smekens Education workshop. All workshop attendees receive a certificate of participation for 5.5 hours of professional development for each one-day workshop. Visit our Continuing Education Credit page to learn more.


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