STAAR Writing and Grammar 2-day Summer Workshop
with Gretchen BernabeiJune 13 and 14 in San Antonio, Texas
8:30 am - 2:30 pm each day
Writing Strategiesgenerating topics and STAAR practice promptschoosing a text structure for any situationwriting a kernel essaydetailing kernel essays using rhetorical devices and text iconsGrammar, Gretchen-Stylenailing fragments and run-ons, using the sentence wringerwiping out usage problems ( like its/it’s and there/their/they’re) once and for all showing your students how to use their parts-of-speech knowledge keeping track of your grammar-teaching-in-contextWhat people are saying:“Wow! My students’ writing has drastically improved in just a matter of days! These strategies were EXACTLY what my students needed to tie everything together. EVERY student has been successful with EVERY strategy they have tried. They are thinking on a higher level, writing at a higher level, and in turn, succeeding at a higher level.”
-Kayla Shook, fourth grade teacher, San Marcos“My STAAR scores are 90%! I couldn’t have done it without you.”
-Shelley Fisette, seventh grade teacher, Hemphill“Our students are already learning how to use these strategies. I am amazed at how much their writing has improved in just TWO weeks! It is truly incredible.”
-Shera Rasmussen, English II teacher, Wichita FallsWho is it for?Anyone involved in preparing students (grades 4-11) for STAAR writing testsParticipants will receive copies of Gretchen’s new book: Fun-Size Academic Writing, with 100 lessons and student models.Gretchen Bernabei is the winner of NCTE’s James Moffett Award.