Essentials of Teaching Writing in Grades PK-2 with Matt Glover

Join us for a 2-Day workshop with Matt Glover to discover the Essentials of Teaching Writing in Grades PK-2

Day 1 Nurturing Young Writers

Young children are capable of incredible thinking, which can be seen in their writing when they see themselves as writers and when adults honor children’s approximations of writing.  Using video clips and writing samples, participants will examine key beliefs about young writers.  This session will provide participants with practical, developmentally appropriate intervention strategies that support young children as writers.  In addition, participants will learn how these beliefs about young writers translate into instructional practices in early childhood classrooms, both in terms of a daily writing workshop and planning units of study across a year.

Day 2 Projecting Possibilities: Designing Responsive Units of Study

On Day 2 we will now look at how we decide what to teach day by day in units of study, and across the year.

One of the challenges teachers face is determining what to teach each day during a unit of study in writing workshop.  Even when teachers have curricular plans and resources that give teaching possibilities, only teachers can determine what their students need each day.  Even the most carefully created unit will change and evolve as the unit unfolds.  In this day teachers will learn and use a process for projecting units of study that meet curricular goals and respond to the individual needs of their students.  Teachers will actually gather a stack for a unit, study their stack like a teacher of writing, create their own writing to use with students, determine primary and secondary goals, and project a possible sequence of mini lessons for the unit.


  • Teachers will practice and understand the importance of reading like a teacher of writing as the starting point for designing a unit
  • Understand the difference between planning and projecting a unit
  • Learn strategies for creating and using their own writing throughout a unit
  • Understand strategies for gathering a stack of texts.
  • Use the entire process for creating a unit of study

Participants will receive a copy of Matt Glover’s book

Projecting Possibilities for Writers

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