Doing What Works: Teaching Elementary School Students to Be Effective Writers
When students build strong writing skills at an early age, they gain an invaluable tool for learning, communication, and self-expression that will serve them for the rest of their lives.
This digital portfolio contains everything—including agendas, PowerPoint slides, facilitator’s notes, multimedia, sample materials, and handouts—needed to conduct two three-and-a-half-hour professional development sessions on how to teach elementary school students to be effective writers.
The professional development draws upon four research-based strategies that, implemented together, create effective environments for teaching, learning, and writing:
- Create an engaged community of writers
- Provide daily time for writing
- Teach foundational writing skills
- Teach students to use the writing process for a variety of purposes
Each workshop provides opportunities for participants to view media, explore sample materials, and perform self-assessments.
Additional Doing What Works Professional Development Packages:
- Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making
- Adolescent Literacy
- Increased Learning Time
- Research-Based Practices for Secondary Schools
- Improving K-3 Reading Comprehension
- Connecting the Dots: Linking Teacher Evaluation and Professional Learning
- Research-Based Practices for K-6 Mathematics
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