Writing in the K-5 Classroom

Type:     In-Person (2 Sessions)
          Morning Session   - Grades K-2: What's Next for This Beginning Writer
          Afternoon Session - Grades 3-5: The Writing Revolution 
Date:     November 15, 2022
Time:      9:00 - 11:30am (Morning Session:   Grades K-2: What's Next for This Beginning Writer)           
          12:30 -  3:00pm (Afternoon Session: Grades 3-5: The Writing Revolution)

Location: WCU at Biltmore Park (Room #336)
          28 Schenck Parkway
          Asheville, NC 28803

Fee:      $50  WRESA Members per Session ($100 for both Sessions, which includes both books)     
          $70  Non-members per Session   ($140 for both Sessions, which includes both books) 
          ***For Grades K-2 Session, a copy of the book "What's Next for This Begging Writer" is included in the Fee
          ***For Grades 3-5 Session, a copy of the book "The Writing Revolution" is included in the Fee
Limit:    40 Participants
CEUs:     2.5 for each session  (5 Contact hours if you sign up and attend both sessions)

WRESA is so excited to offer this opportunity to K-5 teachers across WNC.  This course is designed to assist teachers with strategies that will promote great writers.  Feel free to choose the session that suits you best or stay the entire day learning about writing.

  • *Session I (morning) – Writing in the K-2 Classroom:  All children are writers and teachers must work actively alongside the child to move their writing skills to a higher level of competency. This session will help teachers observe a child’s writing and how to engage with them to provide that extra “nudge” to take their writing to the next level. Join me as we examine the developmental stages of young writers and prepare primary teachers to know their students as writers.

          Book: What’s Next for This Beginning Writer

  • *Session II (in the afternoon) –  Writing in the 3-5 Classroom:  What is needed to learn to write? Our students must receive adequate practice and instruction in writing because writing does not develop naturally. A basic goal for North Carolina elementary teachers is to teach our pupils to write effectively and flexibly. Join me as I share evidence-based best practices for teaching writing to our third through fifth graders.

          Book: The Writing Revolution


Gin Hodge is NCCAT’s Senior Early Grades Literacy Specialist. She came to NCCAT from Buncombe County Schools two years ago where she was an elementary instructional coach for 10 years. Prior to becoming an instructional coach, Gin taught multiple grades in Jackson, Rutherford, and Buncombe Counties and was the Buncombe County Schools’ Teacher of the Year in 2003. She is a certified Amplify mCLASS Master Trainer and certified Effective Literacy Coach from Lesley University. Gin holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Western Carolina University and is excited to share the Science of Reading with all elementary teachers across North Carolina.  

For more information contact Candie Sellers:  csellers@wresa.org