(March 14, 2016) For Educators: Coastal Savannah Writing Project at Armstrong 1-week Summer WRITING and READING Institutes
In the 1-week, 30-hour WRITING INSTITUTE, to be held June 13-17, participants will engage in exploration, research, and practice of effective strategies for writing and teaching all modes of writing—narrative, memoir, informative, and opinion/argument writing, as well as writing to learn, for K-12 students. Participants will also practice strategies to make themselves more confident writers.
In the 1-week, 30-hour READING INSTITUTE, to be held July 18-22, participants will engage in exploration, research, and practice of effective strategies for teaching reading comprehension and teaching reading in all genres and content areas for Grade 2-12 students. Reader response writing strategies to increase comprehension will be stressed. Participants will experience the reading workshop model for whole-class, shared texts, collaborative book clubs, and self-selected independent reading. Participants will become more proficient and confident teachers of readers and better versed in the research behind effective reading instruction.