AERO Reading and Writing Institute
May 26-27, 2017
"The Art of Teaching Grammar While Teaching Writing"
Hosted by the American School of Madrid
Knowledge of grammar can illuminate meaning, it can add to voice, and it can give access to power. Teachers, though, face three big challenges: getting kids to care about grammar; finding the time in their day to teach it; and innovating pedagogy. In this class we’ll experiment with three essential methods for grammar instruction. We’ll practice these methods, we’ll work on creating strategic demonstration texts, and we’ll mine mentor texts for us in our classrooms. We’ll also examine the relationship of grammar instruction to the rest of your writing curriculum, so that you can tuck this teaching into work you are already doing. Come prepared to rediscover the beauty, art, and accessibility of the English language at the sentence level!
Participants, we’ll look at literary and nonfiction texts that we might use in a classroom to study the author’s grammatical choices – so you might bring a picture book, a short story, a poem, a favorite science or social studies text – anything that when you look at it with the lens of conventions and grammar, becomes interesting.
*Make hotel and travel reservations early: The "Copa del Rey" Soccer Final in Madrid is taking place the same weekend.
Registration Form (download)
Registration form must be sent via e-mail:
- MAIS member school: $200 US Dollars // 185€ Euros (per participant)
- Non-MAIS member school: $300 US Dollars // 275€ Euros (per participant)
Registration fees include snacks,lunch, and transportation from AC Aravaca Hotel to venue, American School of Madrid.
AC Aravaca Hotel
Camino de la Zarzuela, 3
Madrid, Spain 28023
Hotel Group Rates (include breakfast):
- Double Room (Single occupancy): 80€ + 10% IVA
- Double Room (Double occupancy, 1 King Bed- only option): 85€ + 10% IVA
Reservations must be made via email with the following information:
Reservations email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Subject: "MAIS Group- May 25-28 2017”
Arrival Date & Departure Date:
Credit Card Number:
(*guarantee to hold the reservation, all charges will be made during hotel checkout)
Reservation Deadline: April 23, 2017