Teaching Expository/Informational Writing Across-the-Curriculum (Five-Part Series)

Registrants will receive webinar invitation
Workshop Date: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 5:30pm
7.5 hours

Price: $179.95 plus shipping and handling

 Webinar Start Times for Different Time Zones:

  • 2:00 P.M     (PST)
  • 3:00 P.M.    (MST)
  • 4:00 P.M     (CST)
  • 5:00 P.M.    (EST)

 Included in This Training:

  • 7.5 hours of instruction;
  • teacher's guide;
  • zipper bag with set of pens for color-coding;
  • unbound graphic organizers for easy copying; and
  • CEU certificate.

Affectionately referred to as our "All-Staff" training, this workshop provides teachers of 6th—12th grade students with strategies, prompts, and practice for writing in all classes -- not just English Language Arts (ELA) classes. ELA teachers continue to teach the writing process, but in this workshop, all teachers learn how to effectively integrate writing into their curricula.

Part I: The Methodology (April 5, 2017)

  • One-chunk Model Paragraph and Common Terminology
  • The Topic Sentence
  • Concrete Detail, Commentary, Concluding Sentence
  • Color-coding for Cognitive Recognition and Development
  • Ratios
  • Chunking

Part II: The Process (April 12, 2017)

  • Gathering CDs and Evaluating Which Evidence is Best
  • Composing Effective and Insightful Commentary/Analysis – The Most Difficult Part for Students
  • Revising and Editing – Those Pesky Conventions
  • Introduction to Weaving

Part III: Practice, Summaries, and Writing Prompts (April 19, 2017)

  • Social Studies Prompt/Practice
  • Writing in Math Class
  • The Science Lab Report
  • The Three Parts to an Effective Prompt.
  • Prompts for Essays and Short answer Responses
  • Negotiating Concluding Sentences

Part IV: Embedding Quotations in Text-Based Writing; Introductions and Conclusions (April 26, 2017)

  • Embedding quotations
  • Thesis
  • Introduction
  • Conclusion

Part V: The Teacher’s Toolbox (May 3, 2017)

  • Rubrics and Scoring Guides
  • Making Corrections
  • One-to-One Conferencing
  • Timelines
  • Portfolios
  • The JSWP Digital Expository Application


For ELA:

  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

For Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects:

  • Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.

For All-Staff:

  • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

Reminder: Allow 90 minutes for each session. For the first session, please enter the webinar early to test technology.

Attendance: Webinar participates must attend 4 out of the 5 sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

Equipment: Computer or Mobile Device; Internet Access; Audio.  Webcam optional.

Questions? 214.946.3385

Email: info@janeschaffer.com

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Payable to Louis Educational Concepts, LLC, 400 South Zang Blvd., Ste. 1425, Dallas, Texas 75208, (f) 214.943.9447

P.O. must arrive on or before March 29, 2017 to finalize registration.