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Transform Student Writing from “Meh” to Masterful

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Transform Student Writing from “Meh” to Masterful

Presented by Kristina Smekens, President and Lead Consultant, Smekens Education Solutions

Sponsored by Smekens Education Solutions

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Many students can string words into sentences and paragraphs, but too often their end product is vague, underdeveloped, and unorganized. To produce the quality of writing required in the standards and on assessments, students need to understand what constitutes “good” writing and then apply the skills to achieve that benchmark.

During this engaging edWebinar for K-12 educators, writing expert Kristina Smekens identifies the characteristics common to all good writing and share instructional strategies to transform student writing from “meh” to masterful. Join Kristina as she:

  • Unveils the research-based traits of “good” writing across all grade levels and genres
  • Shares concrete strategies to communicate these ingredients to students
  • Itemizes a list of priority writing skills to teach throughout the year
  • Empowers attendees to provide relevant instruction and targeted feedback

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders.

Kristina Smekens

About the Presenter

Kristina Smekens has built a reputation for using enthusiasm, humor, and common sense to equip K-12 educators with practical, demystifying strategies for teaching reading and writing. As President and Lead Consultant for Smekens Education, she is a leader in developing new strategies to help teachers meet the demands of today’s College- and Career-Ready Standards. She and her associates share those strategies with teachers around the globe through on-site professional development, virtual and in-person seminars, and an always-growing pool of print, digital, and video resources. Kristina has authored more than 50 books, guides, and classroom tools designed to help teachers implement best-practice literacy strategies. The Comprehension Playbook; Launching the Writer’s Workshop: Grades K-2; and Launching the Writer’s Workshop: Grades 3-12 are among the most popular titles.

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SmekensSmekens Education helps K-12 schools improve achievement in reading and writing by providing educators with practical and engaging professional learning. The team at Smekens specializes in inspiring teachers with simple, best-practice literacy strategies that can be implemented right away. Schools around the globe rely on Smekens to provide powerful PD, whether it occurs in-person, virtually, or on-demand.

Reading & Writing PD To Help Teachers Win In The Classroom


Wednesday, January 31, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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