Workshops

The Paragraph Plays – July 11 / 6hrs. CPE

We’ll use visual images linked thematically to The Great Gatsby as the content for drafting the paragraph. 

This graphic organizer works as a primary metacognitive exercise, asking students to consciously reflect on core writing plays: the Topic String, Glue, and Organization plays. Neuroscience now confirms that not only do these metacognitive skills trigger a specific neural network in the brain, but also their very activity assists other cognitive functions. As the chart helps students “link new content to what they already know,” students strengthen memory networks because the brain recognizes where to attach new information it receives. The chart takes previously learned information (a topic string, for instance) out of isolation and it connects it to a larger task of a student’s actual paragraph draft.

Workshop Details

Date:

June 4 / July 11

Price (Per Participants):

$180

Duration:

20hr

Venue:

Jesuit College Preparatory School

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