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Composing in Writing (Month of Young Child)

Matt Glover

April 29th
at Virtual Event


4:30 pm-6:00 pm


$20 single session or $75 for series

In April we’re celebrating NAEYC’s Month of the Young Child with a professional development series featuring some of our most beloved early childhood consultants. Sessions are geared towards teachers of Pre-K – First Grade.

Composing in Writing: Noticing and Nurturing Compositional Thinking in Young Children

Children compose in a variety of ways, including with paint, clay, blocks, illustrations and language. When young children are given the opportunity to make books, we can see their remarkable thinking through their illustrations and oral language. The more precisely we can notice and name what children are doing, the easier it is to find a small next step. During this session with Matt Glover, we will consider how adults can support composition development in both oral language and illustration. Using authentic samples and video clips we will examine:

– The power of book making
– How to support and connect children’s illustration development
– Strategies for nurturing children’s language development

This strong language foundation translates directly into young children’s writing development as they learn to compose in increasingly complex ways.

Attend this single session for $20, or attend the whole series at a discount rate of $75.

About this Series

All children, at all developmental stages of their lives, bring unique experiences and perspectives to their classrooms. As teachers of all grade levels, we are empowered to create the most ideal learning environments where every child is offered the opportunity to learn, allowed to dive deeply into inquiry, and develop agency in their learning. Our youngest learners are not to be forgotten in this process! As teachers of our youngest learners, we have the opportunity to give them such special learning experiences, school becomes a place they can’t wait to go and where they feel safe to ask questions, take risks, and learn something new every single day. 

During the month of April, we will be celebrating the Month of the Young Child by hosting weekly sessions for teachers in Pre-K – First Grade with some of our most beloved consultants. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from each consultant and then engage in a half hour question and answer session at the end to take a deeper dive into the content of the workshop or ask questions specific to their own classrooms. Join us in celebrating the Month of the Young Child! Our work in growing as educators—even for our youngest learners—is never done!

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