A Powerful Year of Writing: Effective Writing Instruction and Assessment

“How long does this have to be?”  “Is this for marks?”  “I have nothing to write about!”  If you are “making connections” to any of these comments, this this workshop is for you!

In this workshop, BC educator and author Adrienne Gear will explore ideas to help teachers set up an effective process-driven writing program that centers around weekly practice writes.   She will share tips to help you organize your year of writing around different text structures including personal narrative, nonfiction and story writing.  Adrienne will model several mini lessons that focus on writing techniques to raise the quality of your students’ writing as well as share her thoughts on assessment and conferences.  

Participants will come away with an abundance of new anchor books and writing lessons to use in their classroom.

Target Audience

Grade 3-7


9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

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  • Adrienne Gear

    Adrienne Gear has been an elementary teacher with the Vancouver School District for over 25 years. She is passionate about literacy, learning and inspiring teachers to reflect and refine their practice in order to best support their students.  Her practical and engaging workshops and webinars are in in high demand both in and outside of Canada. She has presented internationally in the US, UK, Australia, and Sweden.  Adrienne is the author of 8 professional books for elementary teachers that focus on best practice in literacy instruction. Adrienne currently lives in Kelowna with her family and their dog.