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[HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Writing Is Thinking (WIT) 101 for ENL - 4-DAY INTRODUCTORY SERIES - at Rockland BOCES

  • Rockland BOCES, Building 10 65 Parrott Road West Nyack, NY, 10994 United States (map)

Writing Is Thinking through strategic inquiry (WITsi) is an approach to delivering direct instruction in writing strategies that leverage improved writing, oral language, content knowledge, and reading comprehension simultaneously to English Language Learners. They will learn how the English language works. Participants can expect to leave each session with activities for immediate classroom use that will yield improved writing, language and thinking. Participation in this series requires a commitment to all four dates. The focus of each day in the series is as follows:

Day 1 (March 29, 2019): Overview of the WIT approach and its integration with inquiry to identify evidence of granular student needs. Focus on strategies to solidify students’ understanding of sentence boundaries and to write complex sentences using "because", "but" and "so".
Presenter: Michelle R. Brochu, MSEd.

Day 2 (April 29, 2019): Continued focus on sentence complexity, including appositives and subordinating conjunctions. Design of activities and multilingual entry points.

Day 3 (May 7, 2019): Focus on sentence combining and expansion and continued use of multilingual entry points.

Day 4 (May 14, 2019): Focus on what we call “parallel revision,” to ensure that strategies learned in isolation transfer to students’ independent writing.

Registration/Sign-in at each session: 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Lunch: On your own 

Fee: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

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