In the Author's Corner with Etienne
About This Show
We're now also on Stitcher. I've created this talk show exclusively for authors of published books and those thinking about writing their first one. Listen to authors as they share their stories of how and why they became writers of stories. Be part of the show: ask questions and share your comments. Come for the show; stay for the tips! Get answers to your stumbling blocks, writer's block, and more! Can't find a show you're looking for? Simply go to the bottom of the "Upcoming Broadcasts" window and click on the 2 for the next page.
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Dr. Martha J. Watts, Author and Educator with High Goals for Students
5 days ago
Dr. Watts' professional goals are to assist schools in need of improvement to identify and implement programs.
But that's not all. The programs that she would like to see schools implement must be ones that will contribute to an increase in student performance both in reading and writing.
And how to most effective ways to increase student performance in reading and writing? Well, the Dr. has a plan. The most effective ways to do so are via workshops, professional development sessions, & job-embedded professional development and coaching.
After 4 years of utilizing and introducing the process to teachers in other districts, the results were positive. In 2013 the Dr. Watts expanded the Writing to Respond process to include writing in response to test prompts, & after 3 years of usage with a diverse group of students, the results were eye-opening. Dr. Watts has published resources to facilitate the use of the process at schools or home.
That's a lot, but the Dr. wants a lot for our schools, teachers, parents, & students!
Join us as we speak with Dr. Watts, the author & educator, about how she has developed writing materials to help students accomplish her well-intended goal.
When she realized that the first edition of her book did not sufficiently meet the needs of high school students, author Martha Joseph Watts began working on Writing to Respond to Text and Tests, a revised edition that stressed the academic vocabulary addressed at each step & ensured that students were obligated to write responses . . .
Visit Dr. Watts at: http://buddinwriters.com/