Area 3 Writing Project

Summer Online Book Studies via Zoom

For more information and to register: 

https://ces.ucdavis.edu/confreg/index.cfm?confid=1142&webid=5495

 
Book Study #1
 

                                            
 

For teachers of all grades and content areas. The books are written for middle/high school students but can be adapted for elementary. 
 
This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work
This book is written for EVERYONE who lives in this racialised society-including the young person who doesn't know how to speak up to the racist adults in their life, the kid who has lost themself at times trying to fit into the dominant culture, the children who have been harmed (physically and emotionally) because no one stood up for them or they couldn't stand up for themselves and also for their families, teachers and administrators.

With this book, be empowered to actively defy racism and xenophobia to create a community (large and small) that truly honors everyone.

 
Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You
The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future. It takes you on a race journey from then to now, shows you why we feel how we feel, and why the poison of racism lingers. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited.

Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas--and on ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.

 
Location: A quiet place to access Zoom meetings
Dates: 5 Tuesdays; June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 9:00-10:15 am (5 sessions)
This is the only synchronous time for meeting. Other time will be necessary for reading and responding.
 
Book Study #2
                                            
                                         
 
We are excited to host Ruth Culham for a Super Saturday on September 19, 2020. Ruth has written several books focused on the six traits of writing and writing instruction.
 
Teach Writing Well: How to Assess Writing, Invigorate Instruction and Rethink Revision!
Part I: Read the Writing walks you through the traits of writing and their key qualities, showing step-by-step how to read students' writing and offer feedback that nudges them forward through the revision process.
Part 2: Teach the Writer dives into instruction, offering specific guidelines for how to use what you've learned from reading student writing to design lessons that scaffold students toward making their own craft decisions and revisions.
 
Location: A quiet place to access Zoom meetings
Dates: 5 Mondays; June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 9:00-10:15 am (5 sessions)
This is the only synchronous time for meeting. Other time will be necessary for reading and responding.
 
Book Study #3  
                                            
Kelly Gallagher was a guest speaker at a September 2019 Super Saturday, and he left us with much to think about. His books have been instrumental in helping teachers of adolescents understand how to increase volume, choice, modeling and feedback.                                         
 
180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents
180 Days represents the collaboration of two master teachers over an entire school year: planning, teaching, and reflecting within their own and each other's classrooms. Inspired by a teacher's question, "How do you fit it all in?," they identified and prioritized the daily, essential, belief-based practices that are worth spending time on. Kelly and Kittle mapped out a year of engaging literacy practices aligned to their core beliefs about what matters most. They share their insights on managing time and tasks and other teaching strategies for engaging students.
 
Location: A quiet place to access Zoom meetings
Dates: 5 Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 9:00-10:15 am (5 sessions)
This is the only synchronous time for meeting. Other time will be necessary for reading and responding.
 
Registration fee for each book study:  $50
CEUs: 1.5 CEUs (15 hours) at an additional cost of $120 will be available. Or, if you don't need units, we will provide a letter documenting 15 hours of participation.
 
For more information and to register:
 
 
 

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.

 

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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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