STUDENT VOICE: Writing With Purpose and Audience in Mind
Join the New York City Writing Project for a full-day experiential workshop that explores student voice in writing. We welcome English, History, and Humanities teachers of all grade levels to attend this workshop.
When students identify important issues and write with a real audience in mind, their voices ring true and clear in their writing. In this workshop, we will identify how this is the case in our own writing, read research that supports this stance, and consider how teachers can incorporate voice into their classrooms across grade levels and alongside the CCLS. Participants will also engage in focused mini-inquiries into the following topics:
- Encouraging voice in the writing of reluctant writers;
- Exploring ways to teach and incorporate voice in students' writing;
- Using collaborative work to build and foster student voice;
- Cultivating voice with students writing outside of their dominant language and with ELLs; and
- Locating opportunities for voice within the Common Core standards.
While teachers of all grade levels 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.