Written Expression Instruction: From the Paragraph to the Essay Grades 6-8

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Composing written products is a demanding skill for any individual, but is particularly difficult for struggling students. Dr. Archer will present a model that divides written expression instruction into two components: 1) teaching the attributes of the written product utilizing a standard-based rubric and illustrating it with an example (WHAT), and 2) teaching the process of writing using writing frames, strategies, and think sheets to scaffold the writing process (HOW). These instructional components will be demonstrated with a number of written genre that reflect the demands of the state standards.

The copyrighted materials presented in this PowerPoint and the corresponding examples are a part of the REWARDS Writing Program (Sopris Learning) that is currently being developed and field-tested by the authors, Anita Archer and Mary Gleason. The materials can be used by teachers in their work with students. However, they cannot be reproduced in any other print material (e.g., curriculum, book, article, training manual).

Handouts:
1.) Middle School Writing -This is the PowerPoint to accompany the presentation.
2.) Paragraph Narrative – Directions on how to write a narrative with correct paragraph breaks.
3.) Writing Middle School Examples – These examples are based on the program REWARDS Writing currently in development.
4.) Africa Beginnings PowerPoint – This PowerPoint was used in a high school lesson, preparing students for reading a chapter on early African civilizations.


Title of Training: Written Expression Instruction: From the Paragraph to the Essay Grades 6-8
Presenter: Anita Archer, Ph.D.
Training Date: 07/11/2012

Topic: Reading, Response to Instruction & Intervention


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