MTSS Writing Cohort Series: Enhancing Writing Outcomes within Tiered Systems

Tier 2 Effective Writing Instruction

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Session Dates

Wednesday January 30, 2019 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.

In this workshop MTSS elementary and middle school team members will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver tier 2 supports and services in writing for students in grades K-12. Alterable variables for differentiating instruction, intensifying instruction, and addressing student writing needs will be presented. Instructional accommodations for English Learners (ELs) will specifically be addressed within this context. Tier 2 intervention will also be examined by linking student assessment data with appropriate instructional interventions. As writing samples are examined, for example, educators will ask: “If students have difficulty with ___________, what interventions can be used to improve student performance?” The workshop will conclude with a comprehensive case study application that examines instructional and intervention alignment across tiered providers.




Participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between tier 1 and tier 2 instruction
  • Define alterable design and delivery variables for tier 2 instruction
  • Identify appropriate accommodations for English learners (ELs)
  • Link assessment and instruction by using student assessment data and writing samples to identify tier 2 interventions

Target Audience

Building level teams to include the following team members:
Building Principal, General Education Teacher(s), Special Education Teachers(s), School Psychologist, Speech Language Pathologist, Reading/Writing Specialist, Parent (optional), IU TaC (required),  MTSS Coordinator

Topics Covered: Literacy

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant, Lana Edwards Santoro

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp


Jennifer Collins