University of California, Riverside

Inland Area Writing Project

2016 IAWP Annual Conference

2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE: April 16, 2016
Inland Area Writing Project
University of California, Riverside



For K-University Educators, Instructional Coaches, Administrators


Join the Inland Area Writing Project to explore successful instructional practices in the era of new standards. Participate in interactive workshops and mini-lessons in the teaching of writing that focus on, but are not limited to, creating meaningful connections between reading and writing, implementing writing-workshop strategies, promoting students’ critical thinking and analytical writing skills, and implementing effective feedback mechanisms.


Saturday, April 16, 2016

8:00 AM– 4:00 PM

University of California, Riverside

HMNSS Room 1501


Dear IAWP Conference Attendees,

Please see the following information regarding location, parking, and schedule for the conference:

  • Location: Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 1501, University of California, Riverside. (Visit to view a campus map.)
  • Campus Address: 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92521
  • Parking (free): Parking Lot 1. Visit the main kiosk off of University Ave. to receive your complimentary permit.  Please allow a few extra minutes to pick up your permit.  There will be several events happening on Saturday. 
  • Schedule: Sign-in and continental breakfast are scheduled between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM outside HMNSS Room 1501. The conference will start with the conference overview at 9:00 AM in HMNSS Room 1501. Closing (open mic, free book, evaluations) will take place between 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM.

, Continental Breakfast (HMNSS 1501)

8:00 AM-9:00 AM

Welcome/ Overview (HMNSS 1501)

9:00 AM-9:40 AM

Round A Workshop Sessions (A1-A7)

9:45 AM-11:00 AM

Round B Workshop Sessions (B1-B7)

11:10 AM-12:25 PM

Lunch (The Barn at UCR)

12:30 PM-1:20 PM

Round C Mini Sessions (C1-C9)

1:30 PM-2:45 PM

Closing (Open Mic, Raffle, Free Book) (HMNSS 1501)

3:00 PM-3:30 PM







 Interactive workshops include but are not limited to:

The Common Thread: Teaching Synthesis Writing 
Using Mentor Texts and Student Choice to Improve the Writing of Reluctant Writers 
 Formative Assessment through Modelling: A Gateway to Improving Critical Reading and Writing 
Cultivating Confidence, Community, and Engagement in the Portfolio-Based Classroom 
Writing as a Process: Supporting Improvement of Student Writing through Multiple Revisions 
The Rhetorical Precis: Analyzing Argument and Persuasive Techniques 
Visual Note-Taking in Science 
Building a Year of Writer’s Workshop in Middle School 
Say-Mean-Matter: A Rhetorical Reading, Research, and Writing Strategy 
Common Core State Standards and Personal Writing: The Power of the Nutshell Narrative 
“Why do you think that?” Teaching Argumentative Thinking to Prepare for Argumentative Writing


Your registration includes: parking, continental breakfast, lunch, a book, and certification for professional growth hours.

In case you have any further questions, please email us at, or call our office at (951) 827-3666. For more immediate assistance email is preferable.


More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department Information

Inland Area Writing Project
2104 HMNSS

Tel: (951) 827-3666
Fax: (951) 827-7761