New Teaching Writing with the Common Core K5

*Teaching Writing with the Common Core K-5*

Implementing the Common Core standards in writing and differentiating
instruction for the range of students in our classrooms can seem daunting.
Teachers have had little time to consider the categories of the CCSS
writing standards: text types and purposes; production and distribution of
writing; research to build and present knowledge; the range of writing.

In this collaborative professional learning activity, teachers will
investigate how to:

• examine the new common core writing expectations for their specific
Kindergarten- Grade 5 grade level;

• take part in model lessons for common core writing in Kindergarten -
Fifth Grade that

link hands-on, lively experiential learning, including nature, with high
quality writing instruction;

• select well written and illustrated children’s books and excerpts as
prompts and models for writing lessons including: stating claims and
opinions, using text and illustration evidence, writing from sources,
memoir and narrative study;

• identify and use effective and aligned resources for instruction in
writing such as the lesson templates from *The Common Core Writing Book* by
Gretchen Owocki.

Resources referenced in the workshop will include Lucy Calkins revised
Common Core units of study, Gretchen Owocki’s *The Common Core Writing
Book, *and many trade books suggested at grade level.

A copy of The Common Core Writing Book
<http://www.heinemann.com/products/E04805.aspx>by Gretchen Owocki
<http://www.svsu.edu/discover/meetsvsuseries/gretchenowocki/> will be
provided to participants.

 *Location:* SUNY East Campus, Rensselaer
*Dates:* Aug. 19 (Tues) & Aug. 20 (Wed)

*Times:* 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day
*Fee:* None. 15 hours/1 in-service credit underwritten by the Greater
Capital Region Teacher Center
*Facilitators:* Abby Weber; Debra Hoffman; Robert Whiteman