Moving from Listening to Writing

How can we use Maya Angelou’s words spoken at Coretta Scott King’s
funeral as a model for writing our own speeches? By using research-
based practice for increased comprehension, we will see how multiple,
purposeful readings help students develop their analyzing skills. We
will also create a foundation for students as they write their own
speeches. This interactive presentation incorporates the new Common
Core Standards in Reading, Writing, and Speaking and Listening with
ideas to take back to a middle or high school classroom.

Presenter: Amy Vujaklija, Stuart Pepper Middle School


Amy Vujaklija is in her ninth year as a full-time reading and writing teacher at Stuart Pepper Middle School in the Meade County school district. As a Louisville Writing Project Fellow year 30, she also assists with LWP work while attending the University of Louisville where she is a first-year doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in literacy.

Conference Materials




Link to PowerPoint Presentation