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Workshop - Strategic Reading and Productive Feedback Through Narrative Skills

Workshop - Strategic Reading and Productive Feedback Through Narrative Skills

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 May 5th - 7th

Live 2pm - 4pm MT, 3pm - 5pm CT, 4pm - 6pm ET 

All sessions are presented live on Zoom by our Empowering Writers instructional training team and will be divided into 3 manageable 2 - hour sessions for productive learning at home. Registration includes a downloadable Guidebook and Certificate of Participation after attending all 3 live sessions. Opportunities for small group work, discussion and reflection will be provided.  

 In this comprehensive workshop, geared for educators in grades 2 - 8, you will learn the necessary instructional tools to support deeper literary analysis and comprehension, confidently teach narrative writing and be empowered to provide specific actionable feedback when assessing student work. You will see the clear connection between understanding foundational writing skills to effectively responding to text.  This is the “how to” instruction that you have been looking for. 

Session 1: FOCUS - Reading with Author’s Eyes for Deeper Understanding

  • Instructional Methodology
  • Genre and Organization 
  • Annotation and Analysis 
  • Narrative Skills - Entertaining Beginnings

Session 2: FOCUS - Foundational Skills for recognizing and generating description, character development and motivation, and story tension

  • Elaborative Detail 
  • What do Feelings Look Like?
  • Suspense

Session 3: FOCUS - Foundational Skills for creating a fully developed main event, wrapping up a story and the application of skills through process writing. 

  • Main Event
  • Extended Endings
  • Process Writing and Rubrics

1 Hour - Recorded Bonus Session - Applying Literary Analysis to Constructed Response 


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Early Bird Pricing for Registrations Received by April 30:

Registration includes:

  • access to the 3 Live Virtual PD Sessions
  • a license for a digital Narrative Guide on the HUB (until June 30, 2021)
  • access to the recorded sessions 7 days following the last session. 

Price - $115.00 USD - A huge savings of $125!  

Registration after April 30:
Price - $150.00 USD   (savings of $90)

If you would like a printed guide, please visit our Online Store to order your guide or to create a quote for PO processing.

*Please register to hold your spot if you are paying with a PO. Submit your PO via email to us when you receive it from your school, it is not required to attend as long as you have approval from your school to attend. 

 Registration Deadline: May 1st