Summer 2022:

Responsive Writing Small Groups & Conferences

Instructor: Kari Tunstill

Wondering how to follow-up with students after you have taught a mini-lesson? Wondering what’s better; small groups or conferences? Wondering how to be a responsive teacher? This is the class for you! In this class, participants will examine two different types of writing instruction modes; small groups and conferences. You will learn how to diagnose writing quickly and effectively, and hone-in on common issues for students at every grade level. You will be given time to create demonstration texts, prepare materials, and peruse storybooks to find mentor texts so you are prepared the first day. Grades K-5

Price includes two required textbooks: Teaching Writing in Small Groups (Serravallo) and The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writer (Serravallo).

August 1-3, 2022

Times: 9-2:30pm

Location: West Linn High School in West Linn, Oregon

Non-Credit (30 PDUs):

$595 TINT Tuition (Includes 2 Required Textbooks)

3 Quarter Credits (60 PDUs):

$595 TINT Tuition + $165 SPU= $760 Total (Includes 2 Required Textbooks)

Textboook Included in Class Price

Textboook Included in Class Price

Student Testimonials:


Thank you for the joy you brought to the class, the vast knowledge, and giving me the desire to improve upon my practices.

—TINT Student


I feel like I will be more purposeful in my reading instruction. I will also be much more organized with my groupings. THANK YOU! This class has already helped me feel more confident when teaching reading.

—TINT Student


LOVE this class! Strategy groups note taking, goal sheets, oh my! So excited to implement more in my class!

—TINT Student


Kari Tunstill is a wonderful instructor and mentor. I appreciate her candor and knowledge about reading. I would take more workshops from her!

—TINT Student


Great class! I'm able to use right away in classroom!

—TINT Student


Such a timely class, very relevant and useful immediately for me. I put things in to practice immediately. Very well structured.

—TINT Student


Loved that you can teach an old dog new tricks! SO many ideas to consider that will make my instruction stronger.

—TINT Student


This workshop was an inspiring experience. Thank you!

—TINT Student


The class was organized, focused and I felt that it was a valuable use of time.

—TINT Student


Fantastic instruction! Great pacing and mix-up of activities!

—TINT Student


I really enjoyed the saturation of this class. Group activities were very dynamic. I highly recommend Kari, as she is very knowledgable and supportive with students in the class.


—TINT Student


Thank you! Another great class. Kari is very well-informed about best practices!


—TINT Student


Everything that I anticipated about this class and wanted to get out of the class was covered! Really enjoy this class. You are an amazing instructor.

—TINT Student