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Doing What Works: Teaching elementary students to be effective writers


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DoingWhatWorksWritingHP

When students build strong writing skills at an early age, they gain an invaluable tool for learning, communication, and self-expression that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

This digital portfolio contains everything—including agendas, PowerPoint slides, facilitator’s notes, multimedia, sample materials, and handouts—needed to conduct two three-and-a-half-hour professional development sessions on how to teach elementary school students to be effective writers.

Doing What Works: Teaching elementary students to be effective writers DoingWhatWorksWritingHPThe professional development draws upon four research-based strategies that, implemented together, create effective environments for teaching, learning, and writing:

  • Create an engaged community of writers
  • Provide daily time for writing
  • Teach foundational writing skills
  • Teach students to use the writing process for a variety of purposes

Each workshop provides opportunities for participants to view media, explore sample materials, and perform self-assessments.

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