Friday, September 14, 2012

Literacy Standards for Life: Common Standards and Uncommon Sense

Bill Tucker

Building on the success of last year’s Saturday workshops, the Eastern Michigan Writing Project will offer a demonstration series addressing the full range of writing performances described in the Common Core State Standards. Once a month we will offer concurrent sessions (K-8 and 9-college) at EMU’s Pray-Harrold (329 and 324) that demonstrate successful practices in teaching writing.
As we did last year, we will open with a Continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and close with discussion of college readiness as it applies to the topic of the demonstrations. We plan to investigate the complexity of this elusive concept, “college readiness.” The attached registration describes the topics and dates for our investigations, as well as the teacher consultants already committed to presenting. This is a great opportunity to encourage your colleagues to sample the thoughtful practice of Writing Project teachers.
We are eager to attract teachers across the grades and across subject areas. You can mail your registration to Danielle Newby at the address indicated or just confirm your plans to attend on October 6 by e-mailing Danielle at We need to anticipate numbers, at least for ordering refreshments. Thanks for spreading the word about “Literacy Standards for Life.”
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