The Writing Toolkit for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Micro-level Writing


Session Dates

Tuesday December 19, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


This session continues the examination of writing instruction for students who are deaf or hard of hearing by examining the micro-structures of writing. Components of micro-level writing, including handwriting, spelling, vocabulary, and sentence structure will be discussed with emphasis on instructional strategies for linking micro-level and macro-level structures through the use of “writing warm-ups.” Sentence stems and organizational frames will also be presented as instructional scaffolds to help bridge micro- and macro-level writing.


Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the components of micro-level writing
  • Incorporate “writer’s warm-ups” in writing instruction to optimize the transfer of skills from micro- to macro-level structures.
  • Use sentence and paragraph frames to help scaffold student writing

Target Audience

Teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing

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.

Topics Covered: Deaf – Hard of Hearing

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Lana Edwards Santoro, Ph.D.

Event Contact:


Kristi Simpson


Sue Ann Houser