Learn How to Teach 6+1 Trait Writing by Analyzing Mentor Texts

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August 4 and 6
1 p.m. PDT/4 p.m. EDT
Sessions are 45 minutes, followed by a 15-minute Q&A

Join us for a two-part virtual workshop on teaching two traits—ideas and sentence fluency—at 1 p.m. PDT/4 p.m. EDT on August 4 and 6.

In this series, an expert trainer will model activities you can use to teach writing strategies (also called author’s crafts) found in mentor texts that help students understand the importance of ideas and sentence fluency. While you observe, the trainer will conduct the lessons and offer insights about her choices. You will receive PowerPoint slides, a teacher's guide (including a script), and student handouts for immediate online or classroom use, as well as a recording of each session. Education Northwest designed this workshop in response to teachers who asked for more guidance and tools to help them implement 6+1 Trait Writing. Even if you or your teachers have been trained before, you will benefit from this highly practical workshop.

By the end of the series, you will:

  • Know how to design lessons to teach 6+1 Trait Writing using mentor texts
  • Be able to identify specific qualities of ideas and sentence fluency applicable to your grade level
  • Be able to deliver lessons on ideas and sentence fluency using our slides and handouts

Cost: $50

Presenter Gayle Miller

Gayle Miller is a literacy consultant who has served as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, staff development coordinator, curriculum specialist, administrator, and education service center director. Throughout her career, she has used the 6+1 Trait Writing Model and advocated for the use of mentor texts, the writer’s workshop format, and writing conferences in literacy classrooms. Her honors include recognition by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for Outstanding Innovative Professional Development, Model Classroom for the National Middle School Association Convention, and Who’s Who Among American Teachers. She has also been recognized as Teacher of the Year four times.

All sessions will be recorded and made available after the workshop. If you are unable to attend any session, you will have access to the workshop recordings and resources as part of your registration.

Email Mark Workman if you have questions.