Invitational Grammar and Editing: Making the Complicated Simple in Grades 2-12
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Lindner Campus Commons
8:00am Coffee and tea with pastries
8:30am Seminar Begins
12:00pm - 12:45pm Lunch Provided
2:15pm - 2:30pm Dessert Break
3:30pm Seminar Ends
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
Lindner Campus Commons - Judson University
Jeff Anderson on the Day:
"Grammar doesn't have to make young writers – or teachers – miserable. When approached in an inviting way, grammar sparks curiosity and gives students power to shape meaning and style. Come think, write, and laugh."
Attend this event and earn 6 CPDUs!
About Jeff Anderson
Jeff has been sharing writing strategies with teachers and students for over 20 years. Whether presenting at national conferences like NCTE, ASCD, or in classrooms or writing his books, Jeff’s passion for writing and grammar inspires teachers and young writers to soar. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, and writes and consults fulltime.
10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know
In his new book 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know, Jeff Anderson focuses on developing the concepts and application of ten essential aspects of good writing: motion, models, focus, detail, form, frames, cohesion, energy, words, and clutter. Throughout the book, Jeff provides dozens of model texts, both fiction and nonfiction, that bring alive the ten things every writer needs to know. By analyzing strong mentor texts, young writers explore, discover, and apply what makes good writing work. Jeff dedicates a chapter to each of the ten things every writer needs to know and provides mini-lessons, mentor texts, writing process strategies, and classroom tips.
Instead of rehearsing errors and drilling students on what’s wrong with a sentence, Jeff invites students to look carefully at their writing along with mentor texts, and to think about how punctuation, grammar, and style can be best used to hone and communicate meaning.
Written in Jeff’s characteristically witty style, this refreshing and practical guide offers an overview of his approach to editing within the writing workshop as well as ten detailed sets of lessons covering everything from apostrophes to serial commas.
Mechanically Inclined is the culmination of years of experimentation that merges the best of writer’s workshop elements with relevant theory about how and why skills should be taught. It connects theory about using grammar in context with practical instructional strategies, explains why kids often don’t understand or apply grammar and mechanics correctly, focuses on attending to the “high payoff,” or most common errors in student writing, and shows how to carefully construct a workshop environment that can best support grammar and mechanics concepts.