From Keys To Literacy by Joan Sedita - The Key Writing Routine (Grades 4-12) + Keys to Argument Writing (Grades 4-12) - Facilitator TBA
In this three-day professional development program, teachers learn how to combine a student writing routine with a teacher instruction routine to help students learn to write and write to learn in subject areas. The program is tightly aligned with Common Core Literacy Standards that require teachers to embed writing instruction across disciplines with an emphasis on writing from sources.
Participants learn how to explicitly teach writing strategies to support process writing and text structure at the sentence, paragraph, and overall text levels. They use their own content materials to develop writing tasks that range from quick writes to longer pieces. They also receive sample writing templates, organizers, and feedback/revision checklists. The training focuses on informational writing participants complete activities during the training related to an informational writing assignment.
The Student Routine is aligned with the process writing model and includes these stages:
THINK: Identify audience and purpose, brainstorm, gather information
PLAN: Organize information before writing
WRITE: Follow the plan, develop ideas into sentences and paragraphs
REVISE: Review the content, edit for conventions, and revise the writing piece
The components of the Teaching Routine are aligned with research-based best instructional practice and include:
Set Clear Goals and Expectations for Writing Assignments
Show Models of Good Writing
Provide Scaffolds (graphic organizers, writing templates)
Provide Opportunities for Student Collaboration
Provide User-Friendly Feedback
Provide Opportunities for Revision
The training is organized as follows:
Day 1: Combines the pre-writing components of the Student Routine and Teaching Routinethat address writing preparation and planning.
Day 2: Combines the components of the Student Routine and the Teaching Routine that address writing, review, and revision.
Day 3: Keys to Argument Writing (See below)
We highly recommend that participants also attend The Keys to Argument Writing training day following this two-day professional development.
Keys to Argument Writing (Grades 4-12)
This training day focuses on how to teach students in grades 4-12 to write opinion/argument pieces in all content areas. The Common Core Writing Standards place particular emphasis on students ability to write sound arguments using text evidence to support a position in a reasoned, logical way. Through grade 5, the Common Core describes this as opinion writing, and as argument writing for grades 6-12.
Participants learn to apply the Keys to Literacy Teaching Routine (Set Goals, Models, Scaffolds, Collaboration, Feedback, Revision) to teach students to write arguments applying the steps in the Student Routine (THINK, PLAN, WRITE, REVISE). Participants also learn about argument text structure, how to apply research-based best practices for planning argument assignments, and how to teach related writing strategies.
Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.
Registration opens at 8:00 am
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to
Arizona Department of Education
1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Cost will be $250.00 per person.
Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Betty Helm
Event times: 8:30am-4:00pm.
Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.
*At the discretion of Arizona Department of Education staff, 'emergency situations' are defined as: illness, accident, etc.
Who Should Attend:
This professional development program focuses on grades 4-12. The elementary target audience is all grades 4-6 teachers. The secondary target audience is science, social studies/history, and other content teachers who incorporate writing into classroom instruction, ELA/English teachers, and literacy/special education teachers. The program is not designed for mathematics teachers or secondary teachers of advanced writing courses.
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave
Phoenix AZ 85012
Mar 31, 2014 - Apr 2, 2014 @ 8:30AM - 4:00PM
All Dates and Times are Subject to Change