Presenter: Shannon Anderson
Core Area:
Instructional Planning and Delivery 1A, 1B, 1D, 1F; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2B; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3A, 3B, 3C; Learning Environment 4C; Data-Driven Practice 5A
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

We’re taking a deep dive into teaching writing! While there are many examples of teaching subjects like math or science in the syllabus, teaching writing in a meaningful way is a more complicated process. In this 1-hour course from Shannon Anderson, an experienced teacher and published author, you’ll learn methods for teaching writing skills to your students in a meaningful way and making it fun for everyone in your class!

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Teaching any subject can be a difficult task, and teaching writing has its own set of unique challenges. There aren’t any formulas or diagrams for teaching writing to students, and getting students to write in a meaningful way can be a daunting task in and of itself. This is because good writing isn’t only about grammar but also knowing how to make your writing shine and how to think creatively.

In this course, Teaching Writing Is Hard, Until It Isn’t, experienced educator and published author Shannon Anderson gives tips and tricks for ways you can empower your students with new writing techniques and get them in the flow of writing. You’ll learn how to create an engaging prompt for your students to write about and how to create a plan for your students’ continued writing growth, among other things. Any educator, whether you enjoy writing or it’s your least favorite part of the day, will benefit from this in-depth course.

In this 1-hour course, participants will learn:

  • Why teaching writing can be difficult
  • A training plan that will help your students write meaningfully
  • What makes a great prompt
  • How to structure your writing block

Presenter Bio

Shannon Anderson has taught for 25 years, from first grade through college level. The highlight of her teaching career was being named one of the Top 10 Teachers to inspire the Today Show. She has served as the gifted coordinator for her school corporation, as well as a writing coach. Shannon is also an award-winning children’s book author and loves to do author visits. You can learn more about her at www.shannonisteaching.com. 

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134 reviews for Teaching Writing Is Hard, Until It Isn’t

  1. Cyndi – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    This lesson includes a fun way to teach children to write the beginning of a story.

  2. Paula – BOLING ISD (verified owner)


  3. Ruby – DEL VALLE ISD (verified owner)

    Great take away ideas that will result in amazing student writing.

  4. Renee – LORENA ISD (verified owner)

    I received some great ideas for mini lessons.

  5. Jillian – HILLSBORO CITY (verified owner)

    It was somewhat helpful; the instructor does a good job showing good modeling practices.

  6. Lisa – HILLSBORO CITY (verified owner)

    There was a lot of good info in this course. I got some good ideas to try.

  7. LINDA – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Awesome Presentation!!

  8. Alejandra – HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY & SCHOOL OF SCIENCE – HOUSTON SOUTH 101846 OR 101862 (verified owner)

    It was good, but could use more visuals.

  9. CRYSTAL M – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    She is a GREAT presenter with tons of useful examples.

  10. Lillian – HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY & SCHOOL OF SCIENCE – HOUSTON SOUTH 101846 OR 101862 (verified owner)

    Phenomenal course for teaching elementary-school level writing.

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