Enhancing Middle School and High School Partnerships: Evidence-based Writing Instruction


Session Dates

Wednesday November 04, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM - Webinar

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

In this training participants will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to improve writing instruction for students in grades 4-12. Topics include how to schedule time for writing instruction, optimize the relationship between language and the discourse knowledge required for the writing process, explicitly teach students how to respond to text by writing (e.g., note taking, summarizing, question answering), and apply the writing process to discipline-specific writing projects (e.g., narrative, informational, and option/argumentative writing). Developing dynamic writing instruction and student engagement will also be discussed with a focus on the use of inquiry-based activities, collaborative writing opportunities, use of project goal setting, and on-going feedback. As part of this workshop, participants will develop a comprehensive action plan to guide implementation of effective, evidence-based writing instruction.


Participants will be able to:

  • Explicitly teach students how to respond to text by writing (e.g., note taking, summarizing, question answering)
  • Identify the components of the writing process
  • Use explicit instruction to teach all components of the writing process within discipline-specific writing (e.g., narrative writing, informational writing, opinion/argumentative writing)
  • Incorporate strategies for motivating and engaging students in the writing process during classroom instruction

Target Audience

Administrators, Principals, School Psychologists, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, IU TaC Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or kkapp@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Dr. Lana Edwards Santoro

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Jennifer Collins