Improving and Responding to Student Writing
Tuesday, Nov. 7 (EMU Rogue room) from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 14 (EMU-Metolius room) from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
To register or for more information, contact Leslie Rutberg.
We ask students to endure the writing process so that they will engage and deepen their critical thought—not simply communicate fully formed ideas. Good writing produces and represents clear, considered inquiry; so teachers in all disciplines have a vested interest in making writing in their classroom meaningful and effective. The first session of this workshop focuses on "set-up": creating effective writing assignments; supporting students during the writing process through in-class activities, sequenced writing, peer-editing, conferences etc.; and designing rubrics that reflect your pedagogical goals. In the second session we’ll concentrate on responding to written assignments; encouraging revision, providing clear, focused written commentary and strategies for timely and fair assessment.
Writing Workshop Handout (PDF 175K )