Tier 1 Effective Writing Practices: The Writing Process 4-12


Session Dates

Thursday April 08, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Webinar

In this workshop MTSS middle school team members will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to improve writing instruction for students in grades 4-12. Instructional practices for tier 1 (whole class) instruction within a multi-tiered system of support will be discussed. 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, research-based writing instruction.


  • Explicitly teach students how to respond to text by writing (e.g., note taking, summarizing, question answering)
  • Identify the components of the writing process
  • Utilize 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

General and Special Education Teachers, EL Providers, Reading Specialists,Administrators, Speech/Language Therapists, Tiered Providers, Paraprofessionals 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


Lana Edwards Santoro

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Jennifer Collins