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Why Do You Write? Celebrate National Writing Day

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Smithsonian American Art Museum

F St NW & 8th St NW

Washington DC, 20004

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Why Do You Write? Celebrate National Writing Day
Presented by: Smithsonian American Art Museum

In celebration of NCHE’s National Writing Day, come to SAAM for inspiration, escape, persuasion, creation, and communication. All writing styles and purposes encouraged! By trekking through century-old landscapes, giving voice to silent portrait sitters, and imagining what’s outside the frame, participants will play with words as they hone their skills as teachers and writers. Bring a passion project, leave with Monday-ready strategies for jump-starting your students’ writing. Offered in collaboration with Imagination Stage. Tickets 50% off for Collaborative teachers, limit 10.

Dates: 10/13/18
Time: 9:30AM-1:30PM
Length of Event: 4 hours
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Discipline/Focus: English/Language Arts, Humanities
Curriculum Connections: Creative Writing, Narrative Elements (character, setting, plot), Visual Literacy and Critical Analysis, Theme, Composition, Mood, Symbolism

CCSS Standards include:

Reading

  • Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

  • Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

  • Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they "see" and "hear" when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.

Writing

  • Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.

  • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

  • Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

  • Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

Speaking & Listening

  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

  • Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.

  • Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

Applicable Grade Levels: All grade levels are welcome. Teachers of 4th-12th grade will likely find this workshop particularly relevant to their classrooms.

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Smithsonian American Art Museum

F St NW & 8th St NW

Washington DC, 20004

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