Grammar Experiments: Teaching Writing Mechanics in the Science Classroom
Date: November 6 2013 5:00pm - 8:00pm Location: J.R. Howard Hall Room 114, Undergraduate Campus
J.R. Howard Hall Room 114, Undergraduate Campus
This workshop has been cancelled
Writing like a scientist is more than just knowing the vocabulary or using a proper lab report format. Students (Grade 3-12) need help unpacking the sophisticated grammar and complicated sentence structure of scientific language. Teachers can foster their growth as scientific thinkers and writers by handing them writing tools like parallel structure, subordinating conjunctions, and participial phrases.
In this workshop, we will dig into the mechanics of laboratory writing with a series of hands-on grammar and science experiments.
This workshop is part of our 2013-2014 Workshop Series
Workshop Details & Registration
Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Instructor: Mark Hansen, M.A.T.
Fee: $30, includes CEUs/PDUs
Credit Option: This workshop is part of our Fall 2013 Oregon Writing Project Series. Participants who complete all 5 workshops within this series have the option to purchase 1 semester hour of continuing education credit for an additional $200. Registration for credit will occur at the last workshop in that series. See grey “Related Content” box below for links to the other workshops in this series.
About the Instructor
Mark Hansen has taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades in Portland Public Schools. In 2010-2011 he was an OWP teacher consultant in five K-8 schools where he presented writing workshops and/or facilitated peer observations, discussions, and lesson planning around writing. He has published articles in Rethinking Schools magazine and presented workshops regionally and nationally. During recent summers he co-taught OWP’s Invitational Summer Institute with Linda Christensen, OWP director. Mark’s article, “Writing for Justice: Persuasion from the Inside Out,” has been published in Rethinking Schools magazine.