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Tuesday, January 22 • 8:30am - 9:30am
What Student Writing Teaches Us: Using Student Writing to Inform Next Steps for Readers and Writers
The content of the presentation will focus on how to use student writing to inform literacy instruction. Because of the popularity of rubrics and benchmarking papers, using student writing in formative ways is often overlooked. Since student writing is generative, it provides a rich resource for understanding not only how our students compose in various genres, but also how they make meaning and how they apply knowledge of text structures and phonics/phonemic awareness. Student writing samples from primary and intermediate grades will be shared in this interactive presentation in order to clarify how these samples can be used by teachers of both reading and writing.

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Mark Overmeyer

28 years teaching and leadership experience in a Title I school district near Denver, CO Adjunct professor at University of Colorado at Denver Publications; What Student Writing Teaches Us and When Writing Workshop Isn't Working (Stenhouse) DVD: How Can I Support You? (Stenhouse... Read More →

Tuesday January 22, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am EST
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