Writing Workshop: Building the Basics
Who: 3rd-6th Graders
When: February 19th-March 30th*
Registration: Opens December 1, 2023 (Space is limited.)
Time Commitment: Approximately 2-3 hours/week
*Is your child participating in other activities or traveling during some of the workshop days? No problem! This is a self-paced online course, and your child will have six weeks to complete the activities.
HOW IT WORKS
- 6 weekly instructional modules
- 36+ instructional videos
- 50+ printable resources
- 6 Writing Workshop Wednesdays Zoom calls with Dr. Pittman
- 5 writing feedback videos
This six-week online course is designed for students needing extra support with foundational writing skills. The goal of the course is for students to gain confidence as writers by having step-by-step tools to go from a blank page to a published writing piece!
On the first day of the workshop, you'll receive access to the course in the Teachable platform. Your child will have all week to complete the lesson at your family's convenience.
Each weekly module includes pre-recorded instructional videos, model texts, a writing assignment, editing checklists, graphic organizers, and other printable resources! Your child will study a different type of writing each week and practice the following skills:
- Brainstorming ideas and choosing a topic
- Using graphic organizers
- Writing a strong opening sentence to hook the reader
- Adding supporting details
- Using transition words
- Adding adjectives to create a movie in the mind of the reader
- Writing a conclusion
- Revising and editing
At the end of the six weeks, your child will have five final writing pieces and a reference notebook filled with resources for writing!
Click here for a preview video of this course!