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Saturday Seminar April 7th Teacher Tickets

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San José State University

1 Washington Sq

Sweeney Hall

San Jose, CA 95192

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During the Saturday Seminar Series teachers will have an opportunity to work alongside students, participating in mini-lessons and workshoping writing in a day designed by our team of highly skilled teacher consulants. Teachers will walk away with lesson materials and the experience of participating in a vibrant writing community that they will be able to replicate in their classrooms.

Event Schedule

  • 9:30-10:00am - Registration in front of Sweeney Hall Courtyard
  • 10-10:30am - Pre-conference with teacher consultant on lesson objectives & plans
  • 10:30-12:30pm - Participate in a Saturday Seminar lesson led by teacher consultant alongside students
  • 12:30-1:00pm - Debrief with the teacher consultant to discuss instructional moves



Course Descriptions

Grades K-2 - How to Write to Inform

Learn how to teach your students to use thinking maps to organize information from both reading research, videos or a movie. Help your students start on a draft in an organized fashion.

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

Grades 3-5 - What's My Line?

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. They are enticing informational text previews that can guide student writing. In this Saturday Seminar, you will explore creating taglines to help draw readers into your informational writing.

Teachers will learn/review the THIEVES acronym for previewing reading. Try out writing taglines from models. Learn how students can backwards map an informational piece starting from the key points and text features they will use in their writing. Participate in mini lessons and practice conferring with students.

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

Grades 6-7 - Teaching Tone

Teachers: want to move students to the next level in literary analysis? Crafting and tracing tone can beautifully pair creative writing with structural analysis. Doing so can help you exponentially in your efforts to galvanize student progress in both their writing and analysis. In this session you will experience the joyful synergy of writing lessons that are simultaneously enlightening and engaging for students. You’ll walk away with a short unit plan and a set of individualized prompts to be used in jigsaw form and then combined in groups to help students craft, discuss, and improve their writing using tone as their focal tool. Through a demo lesson we will discuss lesson techniques, progression, and take a look at student samples in order to support you in integrating this skill in your classroom.

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

In this workshop, we will explore how personal narratives can be re-conceptualized to connect students' self-stories to their academic writing and their relationships with school. Several student facilitators and the lead teacher will co-present. We will identify narrative templates and counterplots as they emerge in student narratives about love, including the template that our class named the “why me” story and its relevance to research on youth and trauma. We will explore three student cases where revision took different forms, such as revisions to narrative truth and to the initial equation love = struggle. Finally, sharing of our writing about love, we will discuss why these stories connect to our sense of agency and our work as educators.

Bronlyn LaMay teaches at Downtown College Prep, San José



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