Method to improve writing and support learners through the iterative process of writing across curricula and producing meaningful, authentic essays based on real-world content. Past participants know: Everyone Can Write!
COMING SOON! Available for pre-order. Cross-curricular, inclusive writing program Everyone Can Write About Whales and Everyone Can Write About Vervet Monkeys has been presented to students in grades 3 – 8 in Connecticut, Hawaii USA and Abu Dhabi, UAE since 2006. Participation leads to increased scores on high-stakes tests, and competence and confidence while honing Math, Science, ICT and Social Studies skills.
WHAT WE DO
Participants practice the iterative process of writing accessing multiple intelligences and learning styles through a series of multimodal explorations involving the senses: example include witnessing the sounds and sights of whales and Vervet monkeys in the wild; developing vocabulary banks; comparing and categorizing features of cetaceans and/or monkeys; mastering a variety of graphic organizers as a resource for production of a rough draft composition; enhancing use of punctuation in more sophisticated sentence construction; creating and naming models of whale tails and monkeys, comparing cetacean, monkey and human communication; accessing internet resources for tracking, charting and analyzing population migration and/or movement facts and data; exploring global and local threats to cetaceans and Vervet monkeys, and positive actions and outcomes through active and purposeful listening, research and writing.
HOW WE DO IT
Learners are engrossed in student-centered, individual and flexible group researching, drafting, composing, reviewing editing, revising and collaborating, culminating in the final workshop, “Authors Present“.
This is a fun but hard-core writing workshop where learners work the art of writing. All writers are engaged and learn something about our magnificent and beloved fellow mammals of the land and sea.