Writing instruction gives students the opportunity to build research and critical-thinking skills, which are important to career and college readiness. Citing evidence from informational texts to support claims and determining the reliability of those sources have also become important skills to teach. But how do you go about teaching these skills in the classroom? Join our webinar with our expert panelists to answer this all too important question. Panelists will share their knowledge on teaching expository or informative writing at the upper primary grades.
Kelly Boswell has many years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, and district literacy specialist. She is passionate about seeing young readers and writers blossom and grow into independent learners.
Kaye Hagler is an educational consultant who mentors teachers in regional and national workshops and conferences. A veteran teacher of English and gifted education, she is currently an adjunct instructor with Gulf Coast State College. She has authored the Take Five! writing series, published by Capstone Professional. The newest resource in the series, Take 5! for Language Arts K-2, will be published this summer.
Hillary Wolfe began her career as a journalist and advertising copywriter before earning multiple and single subject teaching credentials. As a published author, she brought a writer's perspective to reading instruction, which served her well as a reading and writing resource specialist and literacy teacher. Hillary is currently an intervention coordinator for a county office of education.
Tamara Ward has worn many hats in her thirteen year teacher career in rural Montana. Her teaching experience spans from kindergarten to a combination 5th/6th grade classroom, as well as instructional coach and principal. As a Heinemann Fellow, she performed action research on a multidisciplinary learning block and the effect this setting has on the vocabulary students use in their writing and speaking.