Write More Offers Professional Writing Program for Schools
The Write More Professional Development Bundle contains four essentials classroom sets, including the Ranger, Explorer or Quest programs and the 2 hour Write More Stuff Development Workshop. The program can be customized for schools that have their own ideas for teaching students creative writing skills. The workshop can be taken live, in person or live via a Webinar that includes archiving the session so the district can use it over and over, while saving travel expenses. By offering this professional writing program for schools, research has shown that students writing skills have improved dramatically.
When Alma Hoffman founded Write More Education Resources (www.writemorestuff.com), her goal was to provide an interesting and fun way to teach children how to use games and activities as part of creative writing. With more than 20 years in the education field and a teaching career that made Hoffman a certified Reading Recovery teacher, in 1996 she wrote a teacher’s resource book called ’Writing Works’, and the company was born. Now, she uses her successful techniques to teach the teachers about the best ways to develop creative writing skills in students.
Through writing camps and workshops, the Write More programs offer unique ways to teach lower elementary on up how to use creative writing and incorporates other subjects, as well. The Write More Professional Development Bundle includes training for teachers and the curriculum for the various grade level programs. The Professional bundle has everything that a district needs to implement their own Write More programs, which children and teachers both seem to love.
With the professional writing program for schools, teachers learn how to use creative teaching and some of the activities and props make the Ranger, Explorer, and Quest programs something that all students want to be a part of. There are workbooks, activity game cards that list different games and activities, and there are helpful Write More Stuff tools, like portfolios, activity sets and writing sets to encourage a writing environment in the classroom.
Hoffman said: ”Our innovative program combines graphic organizers, rubrics, and conferencing records to create the ideal classroom writing tool. Our writing products, programs, and curriculum can be used as standalone writing programs or they can easily be incorporated into current writing programs.”
In 2008 and 2009, the graduate students of Towson University completed seven studies in twelve classrooms in the Baltimore inner-city elementary and middle schools, regarding the use of Write More products and results proved the program was effective to promote daily creative writing and improve writing skills on a noticeable level. Write More Stuff programs teach creative writing in conjunction with other classes, it doesn’t have to be taught at a separate time of day.
According to ’The Write More Keys to Success’ research study done in 2008, Knowledge of Transition words went from under 20% to over 50% and the Capitalization skills went from under 40% to almost 90%. It is through these results that creative writing programs were shown to enhance performance in other classes, especially those where writing is required for essays or compositions, like History or English, for example.
Through the Rangers programs, lower elementary students get exposed to writing through a fun classroom environment, with games and activities. The Explorers program for the intermediate level encourages experimenting with different writing styles and the Quest program teaches students to write more organized, focused, connected and detailed compositions or essays.
As teachers are taught new techniques to make creative writing more interesting, they are able to implement other subjects into the writing curriculum. The curriculum makes a transition from brainstorming, organizing thoughts, writing, reviewing, revising, and editing to get to the final publication of an essay or composition. The focus is more on the creative process than it is on the boring rules that can be associated with creative writing.
Through these innovative tools, Write More Professional Writing Program for Staff Development is helpful, when it comes to making creative writing and interesting and fun part of the curriculum. To find out more about Write More’s professional bundle, visit http://www.writemorestuff.com/pages/products_bundle.html.
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