What's included

  • Video Tutorials

    Step-by-step instructions for creating your own demonstration text for your K-2 narrative writers.

  • Practical Tools

    Fill your toolbox with practical tools to dramatically improve your writing conferences!

  • Ideas!

    Suggestions and tips for lifting the level of your writing conferences.

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Getting Started

  • 02

    Let's Create a Demo Text: Step-by-Step Instructions

    • Generating Ideas

    • Plan and Rehearse

    • Sketch to Plan

    • Create Your Draft

    • Organize the Demo Text

    • Gather Your Materials

    • The Qualities of Strong Writing

    • Tab the Text for Structure

    • Tab the Text for Development

    • Tab the Text for Conventions

    • Adding Prompts (AKA Cheat Sheets)

  • 03

    BONUS: More Tools!

    • Using Artifacts to Make Our Teaching Stick

    • The Writing Teacher's Conferring Companion


  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • I am a K-2 literacy coach and I would like to share this course with the teachers I support. Is it okay if I share with my colleagues?

    We are happy that you find it useful enough to share, but you have purchased a single-user license. Each teacher will need his/her own license. We wanted to keep the cost of this tool extremely affordable to get it into the hands of many teachers. We respectfully ask that all abide by the terms of the license to keep prices low for everyone.

  • I am an administrator, and I would like to purchase this course for all of my teachers. May I pay for a whole group at once? Do you accept purchase orders?

    Yes and yes! Just click the button below to request an invoice. You will then be sent one invoice so that you can submit one payment.

  • My school is paying my registration. How do I handle this?

    No problem! Click the link below to request an invoice. Once your school sends a P.O. or payment, you will receive a registration link to register at no cost.

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Annemarie has a passion for growing readers, cultivating writers, and empowering teachers! She has 33 years of teaching experience--15 years as an elementary teacher and 18 as a K-6 literacy specialist/consultant in schools across the U.S. and Canada. During 7 of those years, she served on Lucy Calkins' Units of Study Team (TCRWP) and for the past 18 years, she has been an instructor for the Bureau of Education and Research (BER). She is also the founder of www.Teacher2Teacher Help.com, a website of free resources for elementary teachers. Her goal is to provide engaging, practical, and relevant strategies that inspire teachers to grow lifelong readers and writers in their classrooms.

Annemarie Johnson

Literacy Specialist

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