3 Credits / 45 Hours
in-service credit only
Reinventing Your Students’ Writing and Reading Skills
How many times do you find yourself uttering the same phrase – ‘show, do not tell!’ when it comes to your students’ writing? How many of our students still engage in a basic, antiquated (5 paragraph essay) format, using no creativity or style? How many times have we come across the ‘non-reader’ in our classes? After taking this course, your students’ writing and reading problems are sure to be eliminated. You will learn the tricks of the trade in terms of writing, including the “magic-three sentence”; the “smiley face” writing technique; the “interview poem”; the “figurative language writing style” and many others to pique student interest. Books and samples will also be discussed that motivate student learning. A variety of genres and assignments will be presented for you so that you may walk away with a wealth of knowledge. All subjects and grade levels welcome.
ON-LINE (3 Credits / 45 hours) in-service credit only