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On-Demand Writing & Grammar Webinars

Learn about methods for teaching writing and grammar in Zaner-Bloser’s on-demand webinars for elementary teachers and administrators.

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What Is Writing Workshop?

This is part one of our seven-part webinar series exploring what a successful writing workshop looks like in today’s diverse classrooms. In part one, we define writing workshop—what it is, the lesson structure, and mini-lesson content. We also compare a traditional approach to teaching writing with a workshop approach.

Watch this series in any order for insight, ideas, and inspiration.

Presented by Lynne Dorfman
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The “Write” Environment: Creating Our Classrooms

This is part two of our seven-part webinar series exploring what a successful writing workshop looks like in today’s diverse classrooms. In part two, we explore how workshop fosters engagement, creativity, and motivation. We also consider how the experience can be adapted for in-person, hybrid, or remote learning.

Watch this series in any order for insight, ideas, and inspiration.

Presented by Lynne Dorfman
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A Community of Writers: Ingredients for Building and Sustaining Success

This is part three of our seven-part webinar series exploring what a successful writing workshop looks like in today’s diverse classrooms. In part three, we explore the ingredients for building and sustaining a successful community of writers within writing workshop with a special emphasis on social and emotional learning.

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Presented by Lynne Dorfman
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Creating Successful Writers With Mentor Texts

In part four of this seven-part webinar series, we explore the important role mentor texts play in writing workshop. Learn what makes a good mentor text and how to use mentor texts for instruction and learning in different classroom configurations.

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Presented by Lynne Dorfman & Stacey Shubitz
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Successful Writing Conferences: 6 Tips to Get You Started

In part five of this seven-part webinar series, we explore one-on-one teacher-student conferring during writing workshop. Get practical advice for making conferring meaningful for your student writers and learn about types of conferences through examples and models.

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Presented by Lynne Dorfman & Stacey Shubitz
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Teaching Conventions and Grammar

In part six of this seven-part webinar series, hear practical advice on incorporating grammar and language conventions into your instruction. Learn why writing conventions are important and how to teach them during writing workshop.

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Presented by Lynne Dorfman
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The Power of Craft Moves

In part seven of this seven-part webinar series, we discuss teaching craft moves in writing workshop. Learn why craft moves are important and how to teach them as well as what instruction looks like in an actual workshop lesson.

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Presented by Lynne Dorfman & Stacey Shubitz
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