Teaching Non-Fiction Writing From Scratch

posted Nov 12, 2016, 5:14 PM by Professional Learning

Inspiring Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Leading
Ralph Fletcher:  
Teaching Non-Fiction Writing From Scratch 
Jan. 6th, 2017, NHASCD Conference
8:30am - 3 pm, Grappone Center, Concord, NH 
    On January 6th, 2017, the NHASCD Conference will
 feature award-winning author Ralph Fletcher speaking on Teaching Non-Fiction Writing from Scratch:  Practical Strategies for Improving Informational Writing.  
   Ralph believes that students can learn how to become skilled writers of non-fiction, drawing on the strategies, techniques, and craft found in other genres such as poetry, comedy, and even mystery.     
   A Dartmouth graduate with a Master's degree in Writing from Columbia University, Ralph Fletcher is a successful writer in many genres, including inspiring books for teachers and for students; poetry; memoirs; picture books; and a wide range of books for children and young adults. 
On January 6th, Ralph Fletcher will:
      o  Discuss the importance of expository writing -- and how students should know how to use writing to explore and explain the world.
      o  How to help students avoid formulaic writing that is dry and dull.
      o  Work with participants to look at ways we can encourage students to write non-fiction that has voice, passion, insight, authority -- and is accurate and well-organized .
      o  Discuss the crucial role of non-fiction read-alouds and 'mentor texts' that can give students concrete ideas about what engaging, exciting non-fiction might look like.
      o  Offer immediate, practical ways of incorporating his recommended instructional strategies into your everyday classroom.       

Thank you for your interest in helping students generate 
more lively, engaging, and powerful non-fiction writing!

Register now for the Jan. 6th NHASCD Conference

We look forward to seeing you at this 
January 6th, 2017, NHASCD Conference.
Also, thank you for encouraging others in your school, district, or organization to register with you. 
Attending with a team makes any conference far more meaningful both on that day 
and during the many weeks and months ahead when 
new strategies and suggestions can be implemented in your own classroom &/or school.
Note that there is a 10% discount for teams of five or more.

NHASCD appreciates your involvement in this 
important opportunity for 
professional learning re: teaching non-fiction writing
with presenter Ralph Fletcher!

Examples of Ralph Fletcher's 
Published Books:

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