THE ILLINOIS WRITING PROJECT INVITES YOU TO
THE JOY AND CRAFT OF WRITING
DINNER AND PRESENTATION
FEATURING RALPH FLETCHER
Join Ralph Fletcher as he discusses the joy and craft of writing.
Nothing helps writers grow like practice. But not just any kind of practice will do. A writer needs wide latitude so she can bring all her intelligence to the task. Assigning a particular format—a hamburger essay, for instance would curtail this play, if not eliminate it entirely. That’s why we must give students time and autonomy for playful, low-stakes writing, along with craft lessons mentor text leading to surprising, high-level growth.
About the Speaker
Ralph Fletcher frequently works with young writers in schools, and speaks at education conferences in the U.S. and abroad, helping teachers find wiser ways of teaching writing. Ralph is the beloved author of many bestselling teacher professional books including "Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide; Craft Lessons," and "Breathing In, Breathing Out" as well as the author of firsthand classroom materials such as "Teaching the Qualities of Writing and Lessons for the Writer’s Notebook." Students know Ralph as the award-winning author of more than 20 books for children and young adults, including "Fig Pudding," "Twilight Comes Twice," "The Writer’s Notebook," and "Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid."
About the Illinois Writing Project
The Illinois Writing Project helps teachers employ the best of what is known about writers and writing. Our transformative, sustainable professional development helps teachers guide students to write with thoughtfulness, skill and enjoyment.
Locally based but nationally connected, we are one of nearly 200 sites in the National Writing Project network.
JOIN US FOR THREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Buffalo Grove High School, 1100 W. Dundee Rd., Buffalo Grove, Ill. 60089
REGISTRATION 4-4:30 P.M., DINNER AND PROGRAM TO FOLLOW
REGISTER BEFORE JAN. 26 AND GET THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL FOR $55
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