Area 3 Writing Project

A Day with Ruth Culham (via Zoom)

Sept 19, 2020 (9am to 12pm)


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Burn the Worksheets and Fire Up Your Student Writers!

No one ever learned to write from a worksheet. Most of us learned to write from a teacher who took the time to show us how writing really works.

Explore new ways to teach writers without worksheets or formulas--ways that really work. Learn how to create and manage a Writing Wallet that you can use right away as you help students understand writing process--especially revising and editing.

There will be secrets revealed at this workshop—secrets that are simple, easy to implement, and will save you time while improving student writing by leaps and bounds.

Ruth Culham launched a writing revolution with the publication of her book 6+1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide, Grades 3 and Up, followed by 6+1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for the Primary Grades, Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for Middle School and The Writing Thief.

Ruth’s ground-breaking book, Teach Writing Well, her newest and most thorough professional text, enhances teachers’ professional understanding of teaching writing by unlocking the secrets of revision in its two-part approach: Read the Writing and Teach the Writer.

This presentation is applicable for teachers of all grade levels, but K-8 student examples will be utilized.



Invitational Leadership Institute for the Teaching of Writing

June 22-July 16, 2020 (16 days; Monday-Thursday)

For more information and application. Applications are closed for 2020. The next Invitational Institute will be held in the summer of 2022.

About the Area 3 Writing Project 

The Area 3 Writing Project (A3WP) is a professional development network for California teachers and administrators. A3WP uses a teachers-teaching-teachers model to share the successful practices of those educators who effectively teach writing at all grade levels.

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