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Teaching Writing: Unpacking a Lesson Structure That Helps Students Become Confident and Skilled Writers
Thursday, February 01, 2024, 9:30 AM - 2:15 PM CST
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Teaching Writing: Unpacking a Lesson Structure That Helps Students Become Confident and Skilled Writers

Presented by The Center for the Collaborative Classroom

9:30 am - 2:15 pm Central
St. Paul Christian Academy, Nashville

How do we develop students’ natural desire to communicate, create, and collaborate? How do we help students flourish as writers who can generate multiple ideas, draft freely, confer with teachers and peers to revise, and produce published pieces they can proudly share? This session will introduce participants to an intentional, three-part daily lesson framework that includes pre-writing, writing/conferring, and sharing and reflecting. Participants will also learn ways to extend and enhance core lessons.

Target Audience:
K-5 Teachers, Learning Support, Literacy Teachers

Price per person:
TAIS Members: $170
Guests: $250
Snacks and lunch are included in your registration


I am so glad to leave this session with concrete actions I can take in my classroom. I can't wait to see how incorporating more partner work during writing helps my reluctant writers build confidence. Thank you for making this time interactive and engaging for me.






Katharine Bonasera is a Manager of Educational Partnerships with Collaborative
Classroom. She has over 14 years of teaching and leadership experience in urban
school environments, serving as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, and principal.
In addition to her school-based experience, she has coached early career Teach For
America teachers and serves as an advisor with Relay Graduate School of Education’s
National Principals Academy Fellowship. She is passionate about cultivating school
environments that foster connection, equitable practices, and the opportunity for all
community members to thrive.

Keri Bartholomew has been a lead educational consultant with the Center for the
Collaborative Classroom since 2009. She holds a M.A.T. in Early Childhood
Education with a focus on Language and Literacy from National Louis University,
Chicago, Illinois. With over 20 years of experience in public education, Keri has facilitated Professional
Learning with preservice and in-service educators in reading and writing
development, intervention, and social-emotional learning. She has presented at local,
state, and national conferences and worked with schools across the country as an
independent literacy consultant. Keri Bartholomew has served as an adjunct instructor
teaching literacy courses at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. Keri currently lives in
Charlotte, NC, with her husband and two children.

TAIS Board-Approved Cancellation Policy
Attendees will receive a full refund for an in-person event if they cancel up to three weeks prior to the event and a 50% refund up to two weeks before the event. Refunds are not possible after two weeks prior to the event due to the costs incurred for food orders and other administrative and setup fees. All refunds will reflect a 15% administration fee.