Supporting Writers in the Early Years (formerly Quality Not Quantity: Early Writing)

Professional Growth Opportunities

The aim of the K-12 English language arts curricula is to “help students understand and appreciate language and to use it confidently and competently in a variety of situations” (Saskatchewan Ministry of Education). The process of teaching students how to write in the early years means providing sufficient scaffolding and frequent, authentic opportunities for writing across the curricula and school day to support student success that includes as much of a focus on making meaning and fun as on correctness.

Participants will:

  • Identify how to use before, during and after strategies as scaffolds in supporting the writing process.
  • Examine the curriculum as a scope and sequence for moving from letters and sounds to sentences and paragraphs while using cue and conventions.
  • Develop strategies for student use of self-assessment and goal setting.
  • Identify the criteria for good writing at the early elementary level.

Audience: Kindergarten-Grade 2 educators.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
2317 Arlington Avenue, Saskatchewan Teacher's Federation
Eamer Auditorium
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Pamela Anderson Klassen
Glenda Hadwen
Registration Fees: 
Fee TypeEarly BirdStandardLate
Fee TypePrice
Early Bird$130.00

Includes GST, materials and lunch.

Registration fees are dependent on time of payment. If received:

  • Prior to 10 business days before event - Early Bird
  • Between two and 10 business days before event - Standard
  • Within two business days before event - Late

Payment must accompany registration. The refund deadline for all workshops and events is 10 business days prior to the start date. Read more about registrations and refunds.


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Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit