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Past Conversations

September 24

1pm PST
4pm EST
photo of Harvey Daniels

The Missing Link in Writing: What the Common Core Forgot
a conversation with Harvey "Smokey" Daniels

The Common Core presents great challenges for students—and for the educators who support students as they strive to achieve these new standards. Join us as Harvey Daniels blazes a path to build not only fluency, clarity, correctness, and audience awareness, but also a love of writing. Learn ways to provide students with the high-stakes writing assignments prescribed by the Core without diminishing their spirit and confidence.

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October 3

1pm PST
4pm EST
photo of Ann Marie Corgill

Building a Community of Writers: Three Essentials
a conversation with Ann Marie Corgill

Launch a strong writing year for all your students by connecting them with their writing and each other. Ann Marie will share video footage, photographs, and student work to show you how to build a confident, successful, and engaged community of writers in your classroom.

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October 10

1pm PST
4pm EST
photo of Lester Laminackphoto of Reba Wadsworth

Reading Aloud to Develop Young Writers
a conversation with Lester Laminack and Reba Wadsworth, Ed.D

You know that children love to hear stories read aloud to them, but have you considered utilizing this special time to stimulate ideas and provide strategies to help students learn to develop stories of their own? Learn how to build a writer's workshop with carefully selected children's literature.

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October 17

1pm PST
4pm EST
photo of Peter Brunn

Motivation: An Essential Key to Developing Strong Student Writers
a conversation with Peter Brunn

Want to motivate your students to write? Explore ways to integrate motivation to elicit powerful and purposeful writing from your students.

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