The Process of Close Reading – Professional Development Training Course
Weekly Writer – Classroom resource
Blending the Elements of Weekly Writer – Training Course
Tier I – The six steps of The Process of Writing are broken down into six modules – understand, brainstorm, plan, write, revise, and edit. Each module is introduced with an instructional video, followed by text based lessons.
Tier II – Multiple drafts are written to create a final product or presentation. Teachers learn how to instruct students for deeper revision and final editing.
Tier III – Teachers learn how to promote original student writing for publishing and presentation.
The three tiers of The Process of Writing℠ begin in kindergarten and last a lifetime. Schools implementing The Process of Writing℠ with vertical alignment will create consistency and continuity across grade levels as well as content areas.
In this professional development course, teachers learn about the history and progression of close reading and why educators must intervene.
The course is divided into multiple modules. Each module begins with an introductory video to provide an overview. Through a series of text based lessons and instructional videos, educators learn how to implement the close reading strategy across the content areas.
Let’s Write! delivers the main writing lesson. Reaching across the content areas, a virtual author in residence models the process in all four modes of writing.
RIP and Write, makes a reading and writing connection across the curriculum. RIP stands for Read, Interpret, Predict. It coincides with the International Literacy Association’s approach to teaching writing and reading. It is a close reading strategy students can use in everything they read.
Source Writing asks students to utilize their writing skills to answer open ended and essay questions based on multiple sources of information.
Enrichment provides additional activities to practice learned skills.
Low-tech, online resource which offers a step-by-step approach to teaching writing.
Embeds critical thinking skills throughout the resource because it is important to teach students to ask great questions.
Build consistency and continuity from grade level to grade level. Weekly Writer is a systematic approach to teaching writing and reading comprehension. The scope and sequence provides the necessary rigor to build student achievement and success.
Learn from a professional writing consultant and author as you teach your students. Writing specialist and author, Darren J. Butler, models the writing process for students. The classroom teacher collaborates with Mr. Butler to build mastery with his or her students.
Place an Author in Residence in your classroom every week! Veteran writing specialist and author, Darren J. Butler, appears in the instructional videos modeling the writing process. Giving your students a connection to a professional, working writer is an invaluable resource.
$2,500 plus expenses, $1,000 per additional consecutive day
Session Blocks: Three – 2 hour sessions or Two – 3 hour sessions – $1,000
$2,500 plus expenses, 2 day minimum, $1,000 per additional consecutive day