CURRICULUM-BASED WRITING ASSIGNMENTS
content, & length may vary by location)
For teachers in all
subject areas grades 4 and above, department heads, principals,
supervisors, curriculum committee members, school-based management
team members, and special educators.
Through our extensive work in
schools, we find two common concerns: Students cannot complete
writing assignments that require extensive effort and their writing
is formulaic and without voice. This workshop will address these two
issues and give teachers an efficient model for designing rigorous,
content-based writing assignments to help students meet the goals
set by the performance tasks in the Common Core State Standards.
PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN HOW TO . . .
Design clear writing assignments using a
seven element template
Apply strategies that help students add
voice and personality to their writing
Format assignments that are authentic and,
therefore, more appealing
Systematically structure assignments so
that longer assignments are less daunting
Give clear, productive feedback that will
help improve studentsí writing
Utilize strategies to improve self and
Implement guidelines to create unambiguous
criteria for evaluating assignments
Arrange a sequence of assignments that
produce original, non-plagiarized research papers
Select grade appropriate essential
conventions that students need to be successful writers
PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE . . .
Model assignments for immediate classroom
The best assignments to give at the
beginning and end of the school year
Four essential assignments that every
content teacher should consider
A one graduate credit option is available for our
day institutes through Endicott College in Beverly, MA.