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The Cal State Northridge Writing Project

"Literacy is not, as it is considered in our schools, a PORTION of education. It IS education. It is at once the ability AND the inclination of the mind to find knowledge, to pursue understanding, and out of knowledge and understanding, not out of received attitudes and values or emotional responses, however worthy, to make judgments."

-Richard Mitchell

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Cal State Northridge Writing Project
Kathleen D. Rowlands, Director
Michael D. Eisner College of Education
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8265
writing.project@csun.edu
818-677-2534

The 2014 Write to Literacy Conference

Carol Olson

Keynote Speaker Penny Kittle

Leading Writers to Focus on Craft

We write best next to excellent models. Analyze passages from the texts you are already talking about as models of sensory details, voice, dialogue, sentence structure variety and rhythm. We will look at writing in fiction and non-fiction to plan for engaging practice that leads writers to craft with intention, voice, and increasing skill.

The conference features a Continental breakfast, three breakout sessions for educators at all grade levels who are interested in classroom-tested Common Core aligned practices for improving student literacies, a buffet lunch, and a keynote by Penny Kittle, teacher and author of Book Love and Write Beside Them as well as other texts.

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As a professional development coordinator for the Conway, New Hampshire, School District, Penny Kittle acts as a K-12 literacy coach and directs new-teacher mentoring. In addition, she teaches writing at Conway’s Kennett High School and in the Summer Literacy Institutes at the University of New Hampshire. Penny is the author and coauthor of numerous books with Heinemann including Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers; Children Want to Write (coauthored with Thomas Newkirk); Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing, which won the 2009 James N. Britton Award from NCTE; The Greatest Catch, and Public Teaching. Penny coauthored two books with Donald H. Graves —Inside Writing and Quick Writes. As an in-demand Heinemann Professional Development Provider Penny delivers PD workshops, webinars, and on-site seminars and consulting services nationwide.

Go to the Heinemann site to watch a video of students talking about how being given CHOICES about what they read turned them into readers.

BONUS!!! THE HEINEMANN REP WILL BE OFFERING A 30% DISCOUNT FOR ALL CONFERENCE PURCHASES!!!

Breakout Descriptions: Download program HERE. See photos of the 2013 Write to Literacy Conference HERE.

WHEN? Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:00 am (registration opens at 8:30) until 3:00 pm.

WHERE? The University Student Union on the east side of the Cal State Northridge Campus and park in the G3 structure. (MAP HERE).

REGISTER NOW FOR ONLY $75!!

REGISTER NOW FOR ONLY $25 WITH A CSUN ID!!

REGISTRATION includes Continental breakfast, lunch, and all materials.

Door Prizes and a Raffle!

1 CEU is available for $90 from the Tseng College (optional). Registration information will be available at the conference.

Use the FLYER to register by mail or send a P.O. to the Cal State Northridge Writing Project, c/o Kathleen Rowlands, Director, Department of Secondary Education, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8265.

Space Is Limited! Register Early!