Punctuation, please!

Punctuation, please!

Replace big research units with mini-units!

Writing a research paper or report once a year doesn't provide the practice necessary for college and career readiness. Rather than taking students through one elongated research experience, consider mini-units.

Want to learn more about how to improve correctness in student writing? Join Kristina Smekens this June at the summer Literacy Retreat to learn more about raising the bar on conventions.


Session Topics for this year:

  1. Redefine the Research Process
  2. Achieve Deep Synthesis
  3. Review Content with Engagement
  4. Raise the Bar on Conventions
  5. Scaffold Writing Skills
  6. Create an Evidence-Based Classroom

French Lick Springs Hotel
(French Lick, IN)
June 7-8, 2016
Shipshewana Event Center
(Shipshewana, IN)
June 15-16, 2016
Drury Lane Conference Center
(Chicago, IL)
June 21-22, 2016


Join Kristina Smekens and the Smekens Education team for 2 power-packed days of literacy instruction in June at the Super Bowl of workshops: The Literacy Retreat!