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Using Literature as a Springboard to the Writing Process

Audience: Public & Private K-1 teachers, Home School Teachers, K-1, MOPs, Preschool Teachers

Summary: Using timeless literature, teachers and parents will use books as a catalyst to start the children’s own book project.

Length: 1.5 hour workshop

Participant Takeaway: Participants will:

  • gain knowledge of how young children write/scribble their own thoughts on paper to create their own story which becomes their own book.
  • identify effective books to read with students to encourage thinking and creativity for their writing project/book.
  • learn appropriate steps and questions to begin the class book project
  • look at books created by children ages pres-school- 1st grade

"Deborah is one of the most inspirational speakers I have heard. She provides practical applications for educators using Godly principles to promote an optimal learning environment for the classroom."

--Dr. Constance Wright, Dean College of Education North Greenville University

"I found Debbie’s workshop to be very practical and a good reminder of ways we as educators can inspire our students. I teach college-level students, and I’ll use some of her suggestions in my classroom. I also loved the way Debbie incorporated Christian principles into her presentation, showing teachers how we can show God’s love to our students."

--Dr. Christine Stroble Education Instructor North Greenville University

"Deborah was informative and brought a powerful message to all. I liked her common sense approach to teaching and skills to use in the classroom. My only complaint is the meeting ended too soon!"

--Gail E. Smith Education Instructor North Greenville University

The following comments are from anonymous college student evaluations given to students at the end of the presentation.

"Relating this training to Biblical concepts made me think more deeply about the way I make my students feel."

"I learned to intercede for my students and live out the Scriptures in the classroom. The best part was how she incorporated Scripture… Scripture about God’s help for us."

"I learned practical ways to inspire my students. I loved the presentation! I loved the student-of-the-week book! The presentation was absolutely wonderful!"

"The best part was the real-life examples!"

"It was awesome to hear how we can show Jesus to our classrooms."

"Great enthusiasm! She really loves teaching…the Lord is using her!"

"Displaying forgiveness is a concept I plan to use. Start fresh every day."

"Being given the opportunity to see how teachers are important, how students are important, and how I am important to God was the best part of this training."

"Deborah is energetic and fun!"

"Excellent presentation(s). She knows her subject matter and is interesting. Her enthusiasm is catching."

"I learned new ideas to use print effectively and a greater understanding of what it means to “learn to read.”'

"Great examples and helpful ideas."

"Exciting workshop!"

"Now I understand how to integrate language."

"Great ideas to make reading and writing fun!"

"Very enthusiastic- refreshing as well as informative."