If you’re in town on April 30…

On Thursday, April 30, Rebekah and I are presenting at the Central Virginia Writing Project’s Spring Writing Mini-Conference at the University of Virginia. We will be talking about using mentor texts (surprise!) and also about our experience of turning our teaching ideas into a blog and eventually a book.

If you attend one of our sessions, you will be entered into a raffle to win a free copy of our book due out in September!

Win a free copy of our book!

Win a free copy of our book!

Below are the descriptions of our presentations:

Session 1: Using Mentor Texts From Planning to Publication

Presenters: Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell

Audience:  9-12      Room: Ruffner 206

Classroom teachers and new Heinemann authors, Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell will share how to use multiple, current, engaging mentor texts to reach every writer in the room. They will show how mentor texts inspire and instruct students through every stage of the writing process, from planning to publication.

 Session 2: Turning Teaching Ideas into Publications

Presenters: Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell

Audience: Teachers K-12       Room: Ruffner 206

Authors Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell, will share their experiences turning their teaching practices into a blog and then a published book with ideas about how teachers can do the same. They will give suggestions for ways to take a seat at the English Ed table and join a bigger professional conversation through writing and speaking.

We will be presenting alongside some amazing speakers, including the keynote speaker Dr. Natasha Henry, whose talk is titled “Beyond Tradition: Reconsidering Writing Instruction and Student Writers.”

Click here for more information about the mini-conference and registration materials.

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