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Saturday Seminar April 7th Student Tickets

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San José State University

1 Washington Sq

Sweeney Hall

San Jose, CA 95192

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Our Saturday Seminars use a "lab school" model, in which teachers and students participate in the presenter’s workshop lesson together in small groups, generally including the following:
  • mini-lesson on writing craft
  • study of a mentor text
  • demonstration of innovative and engaging pedagogical strategies
  • large blocks of time for students and teachers to write
  • sharing writing in small groups or whole group


Event Schedule

  • 9:30-10:00am - Registration in front of Sweeney Hall Courtyard
  • 10-10:30am - Writing Games Warm-up
  • 10:30-12:30pm - Saturday Seminar lesson led by Teacher Consultant



Course Descriptions

Grades K-2 - How to Write to Inform

Writers, we will enjoy using thinking maps, drawing information from videos or movies to help us organize our information. We’ll create a draft with a fun introduction, body, and conclusion.

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

Jennifer Kim, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches at Pearl Zanker Elementary, Milpitas Unified School District.

Grades 3-5 - What's My Line?

Writers, have you decided to see a movie based on the tagline or slogan used to advertise it? Taglines are summaries that entice audiences without giving too much of the plot away.

Students, try out taglines that hook readers to your informational writing. Apply the THIEVES acronym to make your informational writing clear, while using a tagline to guide your work. Bring nonfiction writing in progress, or start something new.

Susan Seyan is an interventionist at Rachel Carson Elementary School, San Jose Unified School DIstrict

Grades 6-7 - Teaching Tone

You know that funny feeling you get when you just “know” what’s going to happen in a story right from the start? Authors bury clues about their stories using a literary device we call tone. Come learn how to bring these clues to the surface by identifying tone and tracing the mood of a story in order to help you not only better understand and analyze literature but to help you write engaging tales yourself. Join us to add or sharpen this tool in your writer’s toolbox: tone.

Lauren McElhatton teaches 10-12th Grade English at Kehillah Jewish High School

Grades 8-12 - Personal Narrative, Revised - Writing Love and Agency in the High School Classroom

Do some exploratory writing on the question "what is love," and consider the myriad implications that love narratives hold. Think and talk about how your personal growth affects relationships with school. Consider why self-narratives matter to academic understandings, and see a deeper meaning to the word "revision." You will have the opportunity to listen to the testimonies of older youth (facilitating with the lead teacher) who have engaged in this project and can articulate its impact years later.

Bronlyn LaMay teaches at Downtown College Prep, San José


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San Jose, CA 95192

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