Integrating Micro- and Macro-Skills: Foundational Paragraph and Genre-Specific Writing


Session Dates

Tuesday February 01, 2022 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM - Webinar

This session continues to examine research-based, effective practices for Tier 1 reading and writing. All too often, students lack foundational paragraph skills when they are asked to write in the genres. To support student paragraph writing, idea generation, categorization, and use of supporting and concluding sentences will be discussed. Phases of genre-specific writing instruction, such as learning about, evaluating, and writing genre, will also be presented. Because students who are knowledgeable about text structure recall and write text better than those who are not, the importance of making text structure visually explicit within genres will be highlighted


Participants will be able to...

  • List a series of steps to take writers from idea to paragraph
  • Explain strategies to help student writers develop paragraph skills
  • Identify the phases of genre-specific writing instruction
  • Describe the use of text structure to teach narrative, informational/explanatory, and opinion/argumentative writing

Target Audience

Building Principal, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, School Psychologist, Reading/Writing Specialist, Parents, IU TaC , MTSS Coordinator 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


Dr. Lana Edwards Santoro

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Jennifer Collins