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Reading and Writing Connections in the Literacy Workshop

December 13 - 14, 2022

$475 Early Bird / $525 General

December 13-14, 2022

Lowry Conference Center
1061 Akron Way, Denver, CO 80230
$475 Early Bird* / $525 General
*Early Bird pricing ends November 13, 2022

Groups of 6 or more receive a 10% discount

How might we integrate whole class lessons, small group work, and individual conferences to support students’ growth as readers and writers? Join us to discuss ways to enhance student engagement by integrating reading and writing. When teachers make these connections apparent, students comprehend more deeply, write more meaningfully, and develop individual identities as readers and writers in the world. 

PEBC is proud to host literacy leaders, Dan Feigelson and Ellin Keene who will offer classroom-ready strategies teachers can use tomorrow and throughout the year and share videos of integrated classrooms that highlight key practices from their new books; Radical Listening: Reading and Writing Conferences to Reach All Students by Dan Feigelson and The Literacy Studio: Redesigning the Workshop by Ellin Keene.


  • Certificate of attendance for CDE credit
  • Lunch each day
  • Radical Listening: Reading and Writing Conferences to Reach All Students by Dan Feigelson
  • The Literacy Studio: Redesigning the Workshop by Ellin Keene


Ellin Keene

Dan Feigelson

Learning Objectives

  • Participants understand the research supporting reading and writing integration and will be ready to articulate a rationale for integration to colleagues.

  • Participants will leave with the practical skills necessary to integrate reading and writing immediately in their classrooms through whole group instruction, small group instruction, conferences, and reflection.

  • Participants will engage in their own integrated reading and writing experience in order to experience how the newly integrated workshop will work in their classrooms.

  • Participants will observe video from integrated classrooms and discuss ways to adapt what they've learned in their own settings.

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Day 1 ~ Why Integration? 

To what degree do we currently integrate reading and writing, what obstacles do we perceive? Participants will engage in a discussion about integrating reading and writing in their settings, and Dan and Ellin will support participants' deeper understanding of the impact of integration. 

Reading and Writing – How might reading and writing serve as gateways to identity and empathy?

Ellin and Dan will share ways in which comprehension strategies and qualities of writing can be used to integrate reading and writing in two settings: whole group instruction and conferring 

Crafting Sessions –  How teachers can weave standards, curriculum, and student intentions for whole group instruction?

Integrated Conferring – How do teachers confer with readers and writers? What are the similarities and differences in conferring with readers and writers? 

Day 2 ~ The Nitty-Gritty of Integration 

Ellin and Dan will share ways in which comprehension strategies and qualities of writing can be used to integrate reading and writing in three settings: conferences, small group instruction and reflection 

Mirrored Conferences – How might we conduct conferences that are fluid and responsive?

Invitational Groups – How might we fully implement needs-based small group literacy instruction for readers and writers?

Reflection Sessions – How might we craft sharing opportunities that are a true learning experience for all readers and writers?

Speaker Bios


Ellin Oliver Keene has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, non-profit director and adjunct professor of reading and writing. Ellin consults with schools and districts throughout the US and internationally and is the author or co-author of 8 books, including Mosaic of Thought, The power of comprehension strategy instruction (2007), To Understand: New Horizons in Reading Comprehension (2008), Talk About Understanding: Re-thinking Classroom Talk to Enhance Understanding, Engaging Children: Igniting the drive for deeper learning (2018), and The Literacy Studio: Redesigning the Workshop focused on an up-to-date conceptualization of Readers/Writers’ workshop.

Dan Feigelson is a national and international literacy consultant who has traveled the globe leading institutes, workshops, and lab-sites on the teaching of reading and writing. An early member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, he worked for decades in New York City public schools as a teacher, staff developer, curriculum writer, principal, and local superintendent. A regular presenter and keynote speaker at national and international conferences, Dan is the author of Reading Projects Reimagined: Student-Driven Conferences to Deepen Critical Thinking (Heinemann); Practical Punctuation: Lessons in Rule Making and Rule Breaking (Heinemann) and Radical Listening: Reading and Writing Conferences to Reach All Students (Scholastic). Aside from his work with teachers, children, and schools, Dan is passionate about jazz and gardening. He lives in New York City and the Hudson Valley.

Hotel Accommodations

Renaissance Denver Central Park
3801 Quebec St.
Denver, CO 80207


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