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Key strategies for improving student writing outcomes at years 5-10
September 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$130
This workshop will look at the three central elements of effective writing instruction and resources and strategies that can be used to implement each of these elements:
Teach vocabulary effectively: Vocabulary instruction should allow students to understand how words operate in context with other words and to equip them with skills to make a nuanced choice of words.
Model both whole text level and sentence level features: Students need to understand both how to structure a whole text and the most appropriate ways to structure sentences within that text.
Design writing tasks that allow students to focus on specific skills and receive and act on rapid and constructive feedback: Feedback is vital for improvement in writing. If we don’t think about how students will get and act on feedback, all we are doing is assessing them.