University of California, Riverside

Inland Area Writing Project

Saturday Workshop Series 2016-2017

Saturday Workshop Series for Teachers


Join us at the Inland Area Writing Project to explore what works in teaching writing across the curriculum in K-16 classrooms. Each three-hour session provides a CCSS aligned, hands-on workshop led by experienced K-16 teachers. Participants will gain strategies and ideas that they can readily implement in their own classrooms.


Date: April 29, 2017

Time: 8:30AM to 12:00PM

Location: UC Riverside; CHASS INT South

Cost: $75 per session


April 29, 2017


Session B: Close Writing: Exploring Nutshell Narratives and Summaries, grades 6-12

Location: CHASS INTS Room 1130
In this CCSS aligned, hands-on workshop, participants will explore how “close writing” strategies can help students focus on how to use diction, syntax and punctuation to create meaning. They will explore both “5 word memoir” narrative writing and short expository summary writing, focusing on the decisions writers need to make to communicate the essence of ideas. Teachers will walk away with ready to use strategies to implement in their classrooms.
Presenter: Agnieszka Mazur, UCR, IAWP Co-Director (6-12), UWP Lecturer


Session C: Lighten the Load: Teaching Writing through Social Studies and Science, grades 4-8

Location: CHASS INTS Room 1132

Do you feel like you have too many standards to teach? Are you feeling the pressure of the SBAC assessment?
Students need to prove their writing proficiency through Social Studies or Science content. So why not incorporate some English Language Arts standards through those subjects?  In this workshop, participants will learn strategies to integrate writing instruction with Social Studies and Science content without becoming overwhelmed by CCSS standards
Presenter: Deanna Manker, Serrano Middle School, ELA/SS Teacher






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