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Super Saturday on Writing Across the Curriculum–Dec. 5th, 2015

Writing Across the Curriculum

Learn strategies to integrate writing in content area subjects at this SAWP Super Saturday Series Workshop on Saturday, December 5th from 9 AM -12 PM at UTSA-Downtown. This workshop is free and available to all teachers Pre-K through the University. Attendees will receive a certificate for three hours of Professional Development Credit (PDC), certified by

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Using Mentor Texts For Integrated Reading And Writing Lessons

Using Mentor Texts For Integrated Reading And Writing Lessons

Nov. 7 SAWP Super Saturday Dr. Troy Wilson and Sean Danweber will present a workshop on: “Using Mentor Texts For Integrated Reading And Writing Lessons.” This workshop will share strategies and approaches for using mentor texts within a Writer’s Workshop framework for teaching both reading and writing in an integrated, rather than separated fashion. Students

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SAWP Summer Teaching Writing Institutes

“Words hold magic. We activate the magic by employing language with faith and fearlessness, by accepting and encouraging the flood of words that volunteers itself when we think.” –Tom Romano “Teaching Writing From the Inside”   The San Antonio Writing Project will be holding a week-long workshops Aug. 3-7 for teachers from NE ISD. Similar

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2015 SAWP Teacher Consultants

2015 SAWP Teacher Consultants

Congratulations to the class of 2015 San Antonio Writing Project teacher consultants! These teachers have just completed four weeks of learning and sharing together. New Teacher Consultants include: Rachel Johnson, Thandiwi Dlodlo, Mary Francine Danis, Wendi Sisneros, Kelli Bippert, Kathy Puente, Cindy Zaldivar, Angelo Caverte, Raquel Cataldo, Cynthia Tamez, Phillip Twining, Lisa Goldstein, Sasha Jaramillo,

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2015 Write for Texas Summer Institute: Demonstration Read-to-Write Project for Content Area Learning

Description: This session will explore a demonstration “read-to-write” and “write-to-learn” module for teachers. The module asks grades 6 to 9 science students to explore and learn about invasive species and their harmful effects through reading and writing with an expository writing piece as an end product. Morning Session (8:30 AM to 11:15 AM) Presenter: Lennie Irvin – San

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2015 ATE Summer Bridge Institute

2015 ATE Summer Bridge Institute

The San Antonio Writing Project will present at the Academy for Teacher Excellence Summer Bridge Institute June 10th on using notebooks with Robotics Clubs and in STEM-focused classrooms. Why use notebooks? How can notebooks be used and structured? What are some specific activities and entry-types for notebooks? Below are resources from this presentation by Dr.

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Young Writer’s Camp @ Mission San Jose

Young Writer's Camp @ Mission San Jose

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Young Writer’s Camp invites students entering grades 4-6 to Walk in the Footsteps of History in the historic setting of Mission San Jose. The San Antonio Writing Project and its experienced teachers offer students a unique experience to: Grow their writer’s craft Enjoy nature Perform theater arts Create visual

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Summer Workshops with NE ISD

The San Antonio Writing Project is excited to partner with Northeast Independent School District this summer for professional development. Below are links to support websites for these workshops. Secondary Workshop

2015 Cuentos Project Celebration

2015 Cuentos Project Celebration

May 3rd from 1-3, join the San Antonio Writing Project for an afternoon of “cuentos.” Come share and hear family stories from that writers in classrooms around San Antonio have written this past year. The event will be held at UTSA-Downtown in the Rilkin Auditorium. Free parking available at the Cattleman’s parking lot in any

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iWrite 2015

iWrite 2015

Join SAWP and other fellow writers on Sat. March 28th for a fund day of writing at the Pearl Farmer’s Market from 9-11 AM. Journey through the lustrous Pearl Market and find your inspiration. Simply take a photo, pair it with your words, and enter to WIN!  See this flier for more information. Also visit

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