JEFF ANDERSON WORKSHOP

DATE & LOCATION: 

Patterns of Power Workshop for Grades 1-5 with Whitney La Rocca

​Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Hurst Conference Center

1601 Campus Drive in Hurst, TX 76054 | 817.581.0044

Fee: Patterns of Power book is required to attend.

Before October 22: $189 per person (attendee brings book) or $219pp (includes book);

After October 22: $209 (attendee brings book) or $239 (includes book). Price includes a continental breakfast.

JEFF ANDERSON

For almost thirty years, Jeff has inspired writers and teachers of grades 1-10 with the power and joy of the writing process. He has written five books for Stenhouse Publishers: Mechanically Inclined, Everyday Editing, 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know, Revision Decisions (coauthored Dr. Deborah Dean of BYU), and his latest, for grades 1-5, Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language (with Whitney La Rocca). He also writes middle grade novels, including Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth (Sterling), which was selected for the Keystone State Reading List in Pennsylvania. 

Jeff grew up in Austin, Texas, where he fell in love with writing while journaling and sharing stories he’d written to entertain his friends on the phone. As a staff developer and demonstration teacher, Jeff says, “I love the ability to spark curiosity and creativity and to support people in finding their voices. That’s pure joy.” 

Jeff’s first book, Mechanically Inclined, came to life when he was looking for ways to integrate grammar rather than ignore it. This book chronicles his journey to teach grammar in a way that would actually resonate with students and, 


most importantly, be applied to their writing. His other books come from his work in his own classrooms and those across the United States. The invitations process in Everyday Editing is built around facilitation. Jeff’s first book, Mechanically Inclined, came to life when he was looking for ways to integrate grammar rather than ignore it. This book chronicles his journey to teach grammar in a way that would actually resonate with students and, most importantly, be applied to their writing. His other books come from his work in his own classrooms and those across the United States. The invitations process in Everyday Editing is built around facilitation the the conversations students have around mentor sentences. 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know is Jeff’s chance to share the essential things writers need. IN his first collaboration, Revision Decisions, Jeff and Debbie tackle sentence-combining and its larger effect on revision and writing. Jeff’s new book is written with Whitney La Rocca. They met at a staff development and immediately began tweaking the invitational process for primary and elementary writers. Three years of the their professional relationship resulted in the Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language. (Fall 2017) 

​Workshop ​Brochure

Patterns of Power: Grades 1-5 Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language Meaning is made when reading and writing crash together in the conventions of language. Get a copy of Jeff’s new book, Patterns of Power, and explore ways to harness language conventions to purposefully activate meaning in both comprehension and composition. Author's purpose is why, and author's craft is how. How do we move the conventions of language from being viewed as a right-and-wrong proposition with only one correct answer? Come discover brain-based, practical ways to use the reading-writing connection to teach grammar and editing in a way that grows young writers and readers.

Publications by Jeff Anderson