Jeff Anderson: Patterns of Power for Grades 1-5

Questions? Please contact Amy Ruppert, Program Assistant, at (920) 236-0562

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Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Di Bushkie
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location: Oshkosh Convention Center
2 N. Main Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Facility: Paul L. Conference Room
3/5/2019 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM

Meaning is made when reading and writing crash together in the conventions of language. Where do concept formation and mentor texts fit in? Join Jeff Anderson to discover brain-based, practical ways to use the reading and writing connection to teach grammar and editing in a way that enhances composition and comprehension.

"When a teacher tells me, 'I have passion for teaching reading and writing again,' I know my work has done what I intended."  -- Jeff Anderson




Participants will:

  • Expolore what works and what doesn't with grammar and conventions instruction.
  • Experience the Patterns-of-Power process to effectively teach grammar through modeling planning and delivery.
  • Use and understand focus phrases to develop ownership and deepen learning.

Who should attend?

1st - 5th grade teachers (classroom, special education, EL, and support specialists) reading specialists, and literacy and instructional leaders, such as coaches and principals.

Cost:  $225 per participant*
* Principals’ registration fee is just $50 (discounts do not apply) if attending with a team of at least 4 staff members.

  • Early Bird discount: $25 discount if registered before January 18, 2019.


  • Team discount: $25 discount per person if at least 3 or more participants register from the same school / district / organization.

Location: Oshkosh Convention Center
                  2 N. Main Street
                 Oshkosh, WI 54901

Lodging:  Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel
                  1 N. Main Street
                  Oshkosh, WI 54901
                  Attached to the Oshkosh Convention Center
                  (920) 230-1900

For more information, contact:  Amy Ruppert, Literacy Center Program Assistant
                                                              (920) 236-0562

Jeff Anderson has inspired writers and teachers of grades 1–10 with the power and joy of the writing process for nearly thirty years. As a staff developer and demonstration teacher, Jeff says, "I love the ability to spark curiosity and creativity and to support people in finding their voices. That's pure joy." Jeff shares his passion for writing and grammar with teachers in schools around the United States and in New Zealand.

Jeff is an author of numerous publications. Among them are: Mechanically Inclined (Stenhouse, 2004), Revision Decisions, co-authored with Dr. Deborah Dean (Stenhouse, 2014), 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know (Stenhouse, 2010), and Everyday Editing (Stenhouse, 2006).  Jeff also writes middle grade novels, including Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth (Sterling), which was selected for the Keystone State Reading List in Pennsylvania. Jeff’s latest publication, Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language (Stenhouse 2017) was co-authored by Whitney La Rocca, and is the basis for this workshop.



CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received at least 8 business days before event in order for a full conference fee refund to be issued (full refunds do not include service fees. Service fees are nonrefundable).Registration cancellations received 1-7 business days before an event, a refund, minus $50 for each participant, will be issued. Persons who are registered, but not in attendance on the day of the session ("no call, no show") will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email if a cancellation occurs.

Note: Cancellation policies are subject to change based on event.