Patterns of Wonder & Patterns of Power, July 24th Half-Day Sessions

Patterns of Wonder: Inviting Emergent Writers to Play with the Conventions of Language, PreK-1st Grade

Led by Whitney LaRocca, this workshop is designed for those who teach or support emergent writers in PreK, kindergarten, or 1st grade, this workshop will provide a developmentally appropriate process for engaging students in the exploration of what writers do when they make marks on a page. Let's move the conventions of language from being viewed as right and wrong to seeing them as providing meaning and effect in both oral and written language. Let's engage in brain-based, practical ways to use the reading-writing connection to teach grammar and conventions for meaning making that grows even our youngest writers and readers. 

Morning Session Information

When

Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 8:30am to 11:30am CST

Where

Hartford Learning Center, 5340 Hartford Street, Abilene, TX 79605

Cost

$95 Per Registrant does not include the book*


Patterns of Power: Inviting Young & Adolescent Writers into the Conventions of Language,  2nd-8th Grade

Led by Whitney LaRocca, this workshop is designed for those who teach or support 2nd through 8th graders. Meaning is made when reading and writing crash together in the conventions of language. Join us as we explore ways to support composition and comprehension with our young writers by harnessing the language conventions. Let's move the conventions of language from being viewed as right and wrong to seeing them as providing meaning and effect. Let's enjoy the curiosity and wonder young children have around what writers do. Let's engage in brain-based, practical ways to use the reading-writing connection to teach grammar and editing in a way that grows our writers and readers.

Session Information

When

Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 12:30pm to 3:30pm CST

Where

Hartford Learning Center, 5340 Hartford Street, Abilene, TX 79605 

Cost

$95 Per Registrant does not include the book*



WHITNEY LaROCCA, with more than 20 years in education, has been a teacher, a literacy coach, and a consultant, working with children and teachers across grade levels, schools, and districts. With a deep knowledge of content, standards, and best practices, Whitney enjoys delivering professional development and coaching teachers to support children as they develop their identities in the world of literacy. She continues to learn from children each day.