Teachers of all grades and content areas are invited to join the New York City Writing Project for a full-day, experiential workshop that explores the ways teachers can support English Language Learners in finding their voice when writing in their non-native language. This workshop will investigate the ways that ELLs can be engaged in authentic writing experiences that do more than only support grammar and vocabulary acquisition. While these protocols and strategies can be used with a variety of learners, the day will specifically focus on the needs of ELL students and supports that have been proven to work for their learning.
Topics addressed will include:
- the role of students’ native languages in their writing;
- the use of guided/prompted freewriting and other exploratory writing activities;
- the benefit of using images in writing experiences;
- ways to move between writing scaffolds and “open” writing tasks;
- how developing a broad range of vocabulary makes development of student voice possible.
While teachers of all grade levels and content areas are invited to attend, please note that 2/1 is a Chancellor's PD Day for High School teachers only. Please confirm with your administration that you can be released to attend this workshop prior to placing an order.
If you are a school administrator who would like to pay for a group of teachers using a purchase order, please email our school programs coordinator, Emmy Williamson, at email@example.com.