Writing Right from the Start, Getting Started and Moving Forward: What Matters Most in Writing Workshop – Grades K-2

Date: March 6, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Registration Fee: $65

Registration Deadline: February 28, 2018

Location: Asheville Event Center


Since there are no developmental prerequisites for book making, writing workshop can begin on the first day of school. Using both video and photographs showing the first days of writing workshop in a kindergarten classroom, this session will highlight the key instructional decisions made in launching into the work of writing workshop on the first day of school. Participants will learn how: time, paper, tools, space, authors and illustrators, image of bookmaking and trusting the process matters. Examples of anchor charts, books made by children, books used for teaching writing workshop and other classroom tools to help teachers see how their writing workshop can run smoothly. This session will be led by Lisa Cleaveland. She is the co-author with Katie Wood Ray of “About the Authors, Writing Workshop with our Youngest Authors,” and the author of her book “More About The Authors, Authors and Illustrators Mentor our Youngest Writers”.  Katie and Lisa have a forthcoming book “The First Five Days” to be released in the Fall of 2018. Lisa has been a teacher for 27 years and was the 2002 recipient of the prestigious NCTE/Donald H Graves Award for the Excellence in the Teaching. If you have questions, contact Candie Sellers at csellers@wresa.org or 828.774.5681, ext.26.  Contact Hours: 5