Tuesday, August 8, 2017

RI TeacherFest Handout: Helping Students Overcome Their Biggest Nonficiton Writing Roadblocks

Today Sarah Albee and I are leading a 90-minute session at the Rhode Island Teacherfest. We will begin by asking the educators in the audience to share the most common nonfiction writing challenges their students face, and then we will suggest solutions. We will also invite audience members to share their own creative ideas with one another.
Based on our experience offering similar sessions at nErDcamp Long Island and the Massachusetts Reading Association Annual Conference, the links below address some of the topics we expect to discuss:

Why Kids Copy their Research Sources, and How to Break the Habit

Adding Voice to Nonfiction Writing

Why Middle School Students Think Research Is Boring

Convincing Students to Revise

Teaching Nonfiction Text Structure

Organizing Information When Writing Nonfiction

When Students Have Trouble Choosing a Topic

1 comment:

  1. I would have loved to have been able to attend this. Such great info!!