Foundational Paragraphs Intensive
Tuesday March 30, 2021 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday April 06, 2021 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday April 13, 2021 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
In this workshop participants learn a logical, structured approach to developing foundational paragraph skills for students of all ages. They first discuss the importance of a school-wide approach to writing, with an emphasis on common language—both for teachers and their students. They consider differentiated and scaffolded instruction. The central content of the workshop concerns itself with the processes of planning, writing, and revising. Participants have opportunities to generate text as a group and with partners. They discuss the elements of good paragraphs and work to develop strategies to help students meet paragraph requirements. They also examine rubrics for basic and expanded paragraphs and do some analysis of student writing.
Participants will be able to:
- explain why a schoolwide approach to writing benefits students.
- list best teaching practices that benefit student writers.
- create sample text using planning, writing, and revision.
General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Reading/Writing Specialist, School Psychologist, IU TaC
Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or firstname.lastname@example.org