Pennsylvania LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling

PA LETRS Module 9, 2nd Ed.: Teaching Beginning Spelling and Writing

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Session Dates

Wednesday April 17, 2019 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Module 9 addresses writing instruction for children in grades K-2 who need to be taught that the component skills that underlie the composition. Drawing on recent research that explains the cognitive and linguistic components of composition skill, a framework for analyzing writing samples is applied to examples of students at several different levels of achievement. (Focus: Kindergarten through Second Grade; Remedial Instruction)



Module 9 Attendees will:

  • Explore in depth the use of screening and progress monitoring as a basis for instructional decision-making.
  • View and practice interpreting screening data for the purpose of making instructional decisions.
  • Examine spelling errors, writing samples, and other informal assessments in the context of case study analysis.


Target Audience

Teachers of reading and spelling, including literacy consultants, coaches, reading specialists, special education teachers, regular education teachers, and general and special education administrators.


Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Target Audience

All participants are required to take Module 1 prior to participation in Modules 2 through 12.

Topics Covered: Literacy

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Karen Weaver
800-446-5607 x6842

Additional Info

*PLEASE NOTE:* Participants must have completed a LETRS Module 1 training, before registering for any other Modules.