Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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About This Workshop

Inside Writing Communities, Grades 3-5 uses authentic classroom footage to demonstrate how a writing workshop approach motivates intermediate students and helps them become more proficient and independent writers.

Sixteen half-hour videos feature footage of exemplary teachers in grades 3-5 modeling effective teaching strategies and reflecting on their practice, as well as brief interviews with national experts on teaching writing in the upper elementary grades. The videos are designed to be viewed in pairs in eight workshops.

Each workshop is supported online with a viewing guide, resources for teachers, and an interactive exercise. A Facilitator's Guide offers a suggested agenda for a 2 1/2-hour workshop combining two videos and the corresponding Web activities. Facilitators can use this preview to promote the use of Inside Writing Communities, Grades 3-5 within their schools.

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