Fall 2019 Literacy Workshop

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Welcome to the 2019 Fall Literacy Workshop. This year educators from across South Carolina will present sessions on instructional strategies that teachers can use on Monday morning. There are four rounds of one-hour concurrent sessions beginning at 9:00 a.m. Lunch will be served between round 3 and 4. There will be 4-5 sessions choices per round. A sample of offerings are noted below. The complete schedule will be posted in mid-September.

October 5, 2019

Seven Oaks Elementary School Media Magnet
2800 Ashland Drive, Columbia, SC 29210

8:30 a.m. – 2:10 p.m.

Contact: Vickie Brockman


Book vendors:

TKO – Joan Stevenson
Richardson and Associates – Joni Richardson
Scholastic, Kelly Brown


Workshop Schedule:

8:30 – 9:00      Registration, morning snack, book shopping
9:00 – 10:00    Round 1
10:10 – 11:10  Round 2
11:20 – 12:20  Round 3
12:20 – 1:10    Lunch
1:10 – 2:10      Round 4

View Workshop Schedule Descriptions


Sample of session offerings:

The Inclusion ClassroomGeneral

The session will focus on how the Inclusion model works. Students with IEPs require extra support and accommodations. The Inclusion model brings the special education teacher into the regular education classroom, where she and the classroom teacher work together to differentiate in order to meet the needs of every student.


Using Writing Toolkits to Support Conferring and Small Group Work, K-2

Are you ready to tackle the predictable problems that present during writing workshop? Do you want to help your students make and reach realistic goals? Do you want to have resources at your fingertips to help make your conferring and teaching more meaningful and effective? If so, this session is for you. During this session, a variety of tools and resources will be shared with participants to help meet the needs of all writers.


Through the Lens, Grades 5-12

Using photographs to increase student engagement in literacy across the curriculum. Walk away with ideas and resources for immediate use in your classroom!


Making Student “Stop and Jots” Meaningful, Grades 3-5

Are your student responses to reading basic? Would you like to move them to meaningful responses? In this session, you will learn how to effectively implement Stop and Jot while you build students’ abilities to respond in a meaningful manner during shared and independent reading. Details will be shared on ways to get started, manage student jots and how to use their work to guide conferences.


Wax On, Wax Off – Revision in Disguise, General

Just as Mr. Miyagi taught Daniel the basic concepts of Karate by painting fences and waxing cars, through engaging small group activities we can introduce students to revision strategies that will be useful in their own writing processes. Workshop participants will be introduced to four such strategies that can be used in any grade level classroom.


Unconventional Conventions, Grades 3-5

In this interactive session, we will explore ways to teach Grammar and Conventions so that students truly understand their purposes and can actually apply them in their writing!  After all, that’s the goal, right? Leave with structures and ideas to implement Monday.

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