English Learners and the Writing Process Series Part Two: The Narrative Essay
Posted on 11/04/2016
According to Purdue University narrative essays “are often anecdotal, experiential, and personal—allowing students to express themselves in a creative and, quite often, moving ways”. Narrative essays allow your students to tell the stories of their lives and are highly personal. They are great vehicles for English Learners to express special memories or write about personal topics they may not be ready to share in a large group.
During November’s English Learners Teacher Academy, we continue with our English Learners and the Writing Process Series. Come and join us for Part Two of our English Learners and the Writing Process Series where we will be focusing on the narrative essay. Teachers will learn powerful strategies for helping students improve their narrative writing such as the importance of voice, audience, and word choice. Teachers will also dive in and explore what constitutes effective paragraphing (e.g. coherence, development, verbal bridging) within essays which when combined sums up to strong essays.
Be prepared to hear sample excerpts of powerful personal essays as we use these as springboards for engaging interactive activities. In addition, teachers will receive valuable resources that can be used right away in the classroom during instruction of the writing process and the narrative essay.
Please remember that you need to register on Eduphoria to receive the workshop resources. Note: This session is recommended for teachers of English Learners in Grades 2-12.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Waco ISD Administration Building
1st Floor Conference Room
High School 4:30-5:15