MTSS Writing Series for the Tiers

Tier 1: Reading and Writing for Comprehension


Session Dates

Thursday February 10, 2022 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM - Webinar


This session continues to examine research-based, effective practices for Tier 1 reading and writing with a focus on the use of writing to learn. Writing is the highest form of comprehension and plays an intrinsic role in how students learn from and respond to text. During the presentation, critical text extraction skills will be emphasized, and the use of writing for learning and comprehension will be discussed.

Specifically, content will emphasize writing summaries of a text; asking and answering questions about a text; writing notes about a text; and responding analytically to a text in writing through collaborative, inquiry-based projects.


Participants will be able to...

  • List a series of steps to take writers from idea to paragraph
  • Explain how main idea identification is central to summarizing
  • List ways to support inquiry-based learning through question asking and answering strategies
  • Identify high-impact notetaking strategies
  • Identify how students can respond to text by writing (e.g., writing a personal reaction, writing a report, analyzing and interpreting the text, participating in authentic, writing-to-learn projects)

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