Minnesota Reading Association

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE! Cultivating Collaboration with Susan Marie Swanson

  • 16 Oct 2010
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Cultivating Collaboration with Susan Marie Swanson
WE HAVE RESCHEDULED THIS EVENT! PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES! Teachers are invited to bring one student to work with Minnesota author, Susan Marie Swanson, author of the Caldecott winning book The House in the Night! This half day workshop, made available through a generous grant from MRA, will feature poetry activities that will engage: the writing process, including exploring how our writing connects with our reading working with detail in meaningful ways creating metaphors to explore and describe ourselves and the world around us in new ways. Students and teachers will focus on creating letter poems as well as another interesting poetry idea. Teachers will have a chance to observe Susan Marie’s “hands on” work with students, with the outcomes of the event designed especially for teachers. She will also provide handouts, time to address teachers’ questions, and will share suggestions for teachers about how to integrate some of the material from the workshop into their instruction with their students. A special aspect of the day will be that teachers will also get handson experience writing poems—and time for thinking about writing. Susan Marie hopes “that teachers will come away with new ideas and understandings about why we might speak about writing as a process, about how reading and writing can be connected in our classroom activities, and how to use detail and metaphor in our writing to develop our thinking.” SERC members pay just $10 to register! (includes breakfast/ afternoon snacks, lunch, and the opportunity to purchase two autographed books by Susan Marie for just $5 each)!

To register, contact Maurna Rome at maurnarome@yahoo.com
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