About The Writing Recipe

Join Dorina and teachers like yourself for a highly interactive, empowering day where you will laugh, cry (good tears!) and leave with authentic, evidence-based strategies that you can implement immediately to get your English Language Learners on the path to writing success.

Specific Strategies Include:

* The Writing Recipe: Step-by-step strategies and techniques for teaching essay structure to ALL students – with special attention on your English Language Learners

Click here to watch Dorina teach The Writing Recipe to her own students!

* Writing to Increase Reading Comprehension: 5 Strategies for increasing academic language, including:

  • Pop-Up Reading
  • Hide and Seek
  • Bacon Strips
  • “Reading” Hallmark movies and the State Standards
  • Breaking Down Barriers of Figurative Language Through Bollywood!

*Writing to Empower Students and Reduce Speaking Anxiety:

  • Academic Language Sentence Starters
  • BBC Reporting Live
  • iMovie, iMessage, iSpeak
  • Philosophical Chairs: A Very Powerful Lesson on Voice
  • Back to Basics: Memorization and the Power of Retention

*Writing to be an Effective Listener:

  • Analyzing Prompts Using “Audio Record”
  • Discussing Critical Questions Using the Carousel of Content
  • Modeling the Impact: Student Re-Teaching for Deeper Understanding
  • Putting it All Together: Using Reading, Writing and Speaking Strategies in a Complex Lesson that Helps Teachers Step into the Shoes of an English Language Learner

In addition to all of the above, Dorina will show you how you can easily embed powerful technology such as
Google Classroom, Flip Grid, Kahoot and StoryMaker into your lessons!

“Your energy, passion and experience are just what our teachers needed to hear.”

~Dr. Jill Chochol, Executive Director, Elementary Education, Dearborn Public Schools