Discover Writing Presents
the World Premiere of...
Hilton Garden Inn
5 park place
Freeport, ME 40511
Ask for special discount rate for the JoyFest
2 FREE Books for each attendee!
The latest professional books for purchase provided by Karen Cook
(rough outline subject to change)
Morning sing with Barry
Morning Kickoff Writing
Back to Basics The Writing Workshop?
Launching the Writer's Workshop in a busy school
A Writer Teaching Writing
The 5 C's of Writing
10:15 11:30 Growing a Question Culture
11:30-1:00 Lunch on your own in Freeport
1:00-2:00 (Ralph in house)
Creating a class of helpful critics
Closing Keynote: Navigating the Big Chill
(Book signing, Ralph and Barry)
Morning sing with Barry
Memoir Writing/Mentor texts
11:30-12:45 Lunch in Freeport
Barry and Ralph
Nonfiction from Scratch/ Wacky We-Search
Creating your own Writing Workshop
Bringing it all home
2 day Writing Revival Workshop
with Ralph Fletcher and Barry Lane
For teachers 2-8 and anyone who teaches writing.
Liberate your student's voices
and bring back the joy to teaching writing!
Over the last 30 years we have been traveling to classrooms and talking to teachers and students across the country. Lately, we've noticed what Ralph calls a Big Chill. Students don't love to write as much. Writing workshop has become just another activity sandwiched within a content loaded program and not a safe place for students to explore, create, and find their true voices.
Take a breath.
It doesn't have to be this way.
You can make writing central to your student's learning and their lives and still meet all your teaching targets.
You can give kids back the keys to the writing van.
But first you have to bring on the joy.
Spend two days writing and learning with us and you will walk away with a whole new outlook on your own writing, along with many ideas on how to bring this joy to your students.
Ralph and Barry
P.S. Writing is Fun! -- R.F.
Writing is Joyful-- B.L.
Two books by Barry and Ralph included in your registration!
(a $48.49 value) plus surprize gifts and raffles.
Fee: $329 per person includes morning refreshments, Joy Write, But How Do You Teach Writing and certificate of attendance. $299 if you register by May 15! Space limited so register early.
(You can pay with a purchase order out of next year's budget. Payment can be received after the event.)
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Bring back a new flavor for your Writing Parlor.