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Monday, October 8 • 8:45am - 10:00am
A Magic Wand for Teaching Writing: Finding and Teaching from the Hidden Gems in Every Student’s Writing (Session Repeats: Monday 10:15, Tuesday 10:00)

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Often, when we skim student writing, we look through negative, or deficit eyes—noticing instantly what’s wrong and what’s missing. Instead, Katherine demonstrates how we might approach responding to our student writing with awestruck eyes, noticing what unique gifts and strengths our students have and naming those hidden gems the way writers would, using language of a writer’s craft rather than rubric descriptions and scores. Students begin to feel like real apprentices learning an art.

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Katherine Bomer

Heinemann Publishing
Katherine Bomer, author of The Journey Is Everything, Hidden Gems, and Starting with What Students Do Best,is one of the field’s most gifted writers as well as one of its most gifted teachers of writing. In more than two decades of teaching and consulting, she has used her writers... Read More →

Monday October 8, 2018 8:45am - 10:00am CDT
B204: MPR/Dance