Secondary Micro-Level Writing Strategy Series (Grades 5-10)

Secondary Micro-Level Writing Strategy Instruction


Session Dates

Thursday September 29, 2022 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM - Webinar

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

This session will focus on the use of instructional strategies to support micro-level writing instruction at the secondary level (grades 4-12) for students who struggle with writing skills. While handwriting, keyboarding, and spelling will be discussed, emphasis will focus on how to explicitly teach sentence analysis and construction using the “Identify-Expand-Combine- and Create” strategy. Other strategies, including the use of grammar building charts and sentence unscrambling, will be presented.


Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the role of spelling in the writing process, with particular attention paid to what effective spelling instruction looks like
  • Explain the role of sentence structure in the overall writing process
  • List the elements of sentences and explain how they interact to build meaning
  • Use the Identify-Expand-Combine-Create Strategy

Target Audience

Secondary Grade Level ELA General and Special Education Teachers, ELD Teacher 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


PaTTAN Educational Consultant, Dr. Lana Edwards Santoro

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Jennifer Collins