Are you looking for ways to ROCK your writing instruction? You’ve found the right person to help! Pam knows what she is talking about when it comes to the writing process. Writing is her jam! She figured out what truly helps educators and homeschool parents teach writing to even the most reluctant writers! She was in the classroom for 26 years, has a Master’s Degree, National Board Certification, and serves as a writing coach. Her scaffolding approach to writing has helped thousands of teachers and the feedback and excitement gets standing ovation every time! She offers MANY effective avenues to help you teach writing like a ROCKSTAR and she wants you to be successful. You can scour her blog for free tips and strategies and don’t forget to join the newsletter for more jammin’ ideas sent to your inbox!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Helping struggling writers shouldn’t feel like you’re missing the beat. With the help of Rockstar Writers for GRADES 3-5, you will transform Reluctant Writers into ROCKSTAR WRITERS!  Pam takes you through 6 professional development modules and a bonus model, while motivating and encouraging you along the way. By the end of the training, you will be doing her motivational chant, Writing is My Jam, right along with her! Even the videographers were chanting along while taping the course! 🙂  Although Pam uses her writing program in the videos to show the break down of mini-lessons and how to model writing for students, this training works with any writing curriculum that follows steps of the writing process. It takes the guess-work out of modeling an effective essay. She models an essay all the way from prewriting to the final copy. In addition, Pam offers instructional strategies along the way. Each type of writing is broken down into 20+ mini lessons. She doesn’t miss a beat!

Module 1– Organization and Vision (Motivate, Educate, Differentiate)

Module 2– Sentence Structure and Paragraph Writing

Modules 3-5 follow the Writing Process (Prewriting, Rough Draft, Revisions, Editing, Peer Reflection, Final Copy)

Module 3– Narrative Writing

Module 4– Opinion Writing

Module 5– Informative Writing

Module 6– CUPS (Capitalization, Usage, Punctuation, Spelling) Rules for any type of writing.

Bonus Module– Progress Monitoring- How to assess your students.

Do you want her to explain these items in video form? Click below. She explains it all!

 

STEP-BY-STEP WRITING PROGRAM

This writing program has helped thousands of GRADES 1-8 classrooms and was designed to provide a step-by-step approach through the writing process. It has been proven to raise test scores and get reluctant writers excited about writing! Teaching mini lessons in the perfect order along with modeling and practice is a win win for writing instruction.

You will find your students engaged, have already prepped and modeled lessons for explicit teaching, and receive jammin’ ideas for differentiation. All of these items are included in the program:

  • Scripted lessons with differentiation
  • SUPPORT– Are you struggling with your instruction? Join the FB Group or email me!
  • Pacing guide
  • Anchor Charts for every lesson
  • Differentiated interactive notebook pages. (Mini anchor charts are also provided for those who struggle with interactive pages.)
  • Mentor Text lists and examples (different in each grade level)
  • MODEL of each type of writing scaffolded from prewriting to a final copy
  • Practice worksheets
  • Task cards
  • Forms, checklists, rubrics
  • Million Dollar Word dictionary and spelling dictionary
  • Writing prompt passages and cards
  • Weekly writing format
  • Final copy templates
  • All future updates and add-ons.
  • AND SO MUCH MORE!

Do you want to read more about the writing program? Click below.

 

 

MINI LESSON VIDEOS

These are called STUDENT VERSIONS. The videos were created for GRADES 3-5 and can be used in numerous ways.

  • Place in a center.
  • Place them on password-protected websites for student access.
  • Send to an absent student.
  • Use in homeschool setting.
  • Project for whole group.
  • Leave them for a substitute.
  • Go along with professional development and the writing program.

Let’s face it, every rockstar needs a break from time to time. Enter the Rockstar Writers Student Version to save the day! Just pull up your lesson and let Pam do the teaching for you. Most of the these mini-lesson videos are less than 5 minutes long. You will hear Pam’s voice along with visual cues and animations to the lesson. She will walk through the same elements on the anchor chart shown in the professional development and the writing program. Then she will share examples and model the lesson. Some will offer practice (with answers) and mentor text examples. Take a break and let her teach the lesson!

Check out this example. The modeling portion goes along with the prompt given several lessons prior to the video.

 

 

EXTRA WRITING RESOURCES

Other than the materials that go along with the step-by-step program, there is a BACKSTAGE PASS to other writing materials that will help you with writing instruction. There are additional training videos, progress monitoring materials, and so much more. It is an ongoing writing library! After creating the program, I kept on creating! Why not offer them to educators using the program or training?

COLLABORATION GROUP

Pam wants to be there for you. She offers this exclusive FB group for anyone who has the Step-by-Step Writing Program or Professional Development. Let’s face it, everything is better with friends! Join a band of ROCKSTAR educators that will encourage and support you along your journey of transforming reluctant writers into ROCKSTAR WRITERS with Pam’s training or curriculum! There is no more Living on a Prayer! Get all the support you need to shine on the writing stage!

JOIN THE ROCKSTAR REVOLUTION!!!!