Foundational Paragraphs Intensive


Session Dates

Tuesday March 30, 2021 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Webinar
Tuesday April 06, 2021 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Webinar
Tuesday April 13, 2021 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Webinar

In this workshop participants learn a logical, structured approach to developing foundational paragraph skills for students of all ages. They first discuss the importance of a school-wide approach to writing, with an emphasis on common languageā€”both for teachers and their students. They consider differentiated and scaffolded instruction. The central content of the workshop concerns itself with the processes of planning, writing, and revising. Participants have opportunities to generate text as a group and with partners. They discuss the elements of good paragraphs and work to develop strategies to help students meet paragraph requirements. They also examine rubrics for basic and expanded paragraphs and do some analysis of student writing.


Participants will be able to:

  • explain why a schoolwide approach to writing benefits students.
  • list best teaching practices that benefit student writers.
  • create sample text using planning, writing, and revision.

Target Audience

General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Reading/Writing Specialist, School Psychologist, IU TaC

Topics Covered: Literacy

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

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


William Van Cleave

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp


Pam Kastner

Additional Info

Due to the interactive nature of this training the number of registrants is limited to 40, therefore priority for registrants in this training will be given to Pennsylvania certificated teachers.