Session 4: Text Structure: Paragraph Skills and Three Types of Writing

Speaking: Joan Sedita

This five-week series focuses on the components of the Writing Rope and the integration of effective writing instruction into content teaching with the combined goals of improving students’ writing ability and content learning. In this session participants will learn instructional practices for teaching paragraph structure and writing skills, learn the five patterns of organization and related transition words, review the 3 main types of writing (opinion/argument, informational, narrative), learn instructional practices for teaching the structure of these writing types. Link to handouts: