Fun-Size Academic Writing for STAAR with Gretchen Bernabei
Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM (CDT)
San Antonio, TX
Register now to hold your spot.
(Your school can absolutely pay with a purchase order later.)
- Learn 25 activities to use with essays by students on your campus
- Take home remediation packets for grades 4, 7, 9, and 10
- Practice with quick lists, kernel essays, and text icons for expository writing
- Explore high-scoring STAAR essays by Texas students
What people are saying:
"Wow! My students' writing has drastically improved in just a matter of days! These strategies were EXACTLY what my students needed to tie everything together. EVERY student has been successful with EVERY strategy they have tried. They are thinking on a higher level, writing at a higher level, and in turn, succeeding at a higher level." -Kayla Shook, fourth grade teacher, San Marcos
"My STAAR scores are 90%! I couldn't have done it without you." -Shelley Fisette, seventh grade teacher, Hemphill "Our students are already learning how to use these strategies. I am amazed at how much their writing has improved in just TWO weeks! It is truly incredible." -Shera Rasmussen, English II teacher, Wichita Falls
Who is it for?
Anyone involved in preparing students (grades 4-10) for STAAR writing tests Participants will receive copies of Gretchen's new book: Fun-Size Academic Writing, with 101 lessons and student models. Gretchen Bernabei is the winner of NCTE's James Moffett Award.
Participants will receive a free copy of Gretchen's NEW book, Fun-Size Academic Writing.
Yes, you can register now and pay with a purchase order later.
When & Where
Trail of Breadcrumbs, LLC
Gretchen Bernabei’s teaching career spans more than 31 years—and counting. She currently teaches English Language Arts at the Eleanor Kolitz Academy in San Antonio, Texas.
Gretchen has shared her experience with other teachers through seminars, journal articles and books, offering field-tested techniques for teaching writing. Her The Good Writer’s Kit for Hampton-Brown/National Geographic is a multi-component program for inspiring adolescent writers. Other recent publications include Why We Must Run with Scissors (with Barry Lane) and Reviving the Essay: Teaching Structure without Formula. She is also the author of Lightning in a Bottle, a program featuring photographs on CD-ROM used to prompt and guide student writing. She contributed the chapter, “The School Essay: Tracking Movement of the Mind” in Teaching the Neglected “R”: Rethinking Writing Instruction in Secondary Classrooms. She has published two anthologies of high-scoring student TAKS essays entitled Sparklers: High Scoring Test Essays and What They Teach Us and More Sparklers. Her most recent project is Crunchtime: Lessons to Help Students Blow the Roof Off Writing Tests and Become Better Writers in the Process, published by Heinemann.
Learn more about Gretchen on her website: www.trailofbreadcrumbs.net
Trail of Breadcrumbs, LLC
1111 Mt Rainier
San Antonio, TX 78213
Phone: (323) 839-0604