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EDITING MADE EASY: Strategies For All Writers (Course Number: ED443T)
Do students groan when you say it is time to edit and revise? Are you intimidated by grammar and writing conventions, perhaps never having been explicitly taught them in a way that made sense? Is there never enough time for editing in your writers' workshop?
Does it seem that your editing lessons are not really connected to what students are writing? Do some students still struggle to write complete sentences, while others have mastered that but struggle with other conventions? How do you take all students to the next level?
This class teaches you to focus and build on what your students are doing right. Instead of targeting student errors, learn how to build on their writing strengths. Use literature and well-written sentences to show students how their sentences can be crafted. Find ways to make editing a daily part of your writing time.
It IS possible to have fun while teaching editing, grammar and conventions to all of your students! Each chapter provides you with ideas you can use immediately.
Appropriate for teachers of grades 3-12. This class is also ideal for teachers who work with ESL students.
The text is Everyday Editing by Jeff Anderson, available at Amazon.com for $15.
My class has some ESL students and some English as a first language students. Will this class help the ESL students too?
Many ESL students struggle with the conventions of the English language. Even students who are nearing the advanced level still may have a difficult time with writing complex sentences. This class gives you the tools to be able to help ESL students write complex sentences with ease. While it will help you take all students to the next level, it also gives you the explicit instruction that ESL and Special Education students will benefit from!
Can I take this class if I am not currently teaching in a classroom or am subbing?
Yes! These classes are designed for teachers both in the classroom and also those that need to keep their teaching certificates current.
TO REGISTER: CALL THE HERITAGE INSTITUTE AT 1-800-445-1305 (credit card, purchase orders, or checks are accepted) or online at www.hol.eduTHREE CREDIT CLASSES (2 semester credits):