Why is Writing So Darn Hard?
Presented by Bonnie Singer, PhD
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
About the Webinar
To express themselves in writing, students must recruit many cognitive, linguistic, motoric and self-regulatory abilities as well as draw upon their knowledge of social, rhetorical, and text production conventions. Writing is effective and efficient to the degree that these requisite processes are juggled in a smooth and fluid manner. Some students do this with relative ease. Others struggle inordinately. In this session, we will explore the many processes at play in writing with an eye toward understanding why some students find written language production so difficult.
About the Presenter
Bonnie Singer, Ph.D., CCC, is the founder and CEO of Architects For Learning, where she provides teacher professional development in instructional methods for teaching literacy internationally and directs a staff that provides academic assessment and intervention services in the Boston area. She is co-author of the EmPOWER™ method for teaching expository writing and Brain Frames®, graphic scaffolds for language, literacy and learning. Her primary research interests and numerous publications focus on the relationship between language, cognition, spatial processing, and self-regulated learning. Dr. Singer currently holds an adjunct teaching position at Endicott College.
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