Writing Instruction that Works Secondary Level Aug 2021 at Saratoga HS

*Writing Instruction that Works*
College and career ready writing skills are a major focus of the Common
Core Learning Standards and assessments at the secondary level. As stated
in the NYS CCLS for ELA & Literacy, "Writing is a key means of asserting
and defending claims, showing what [students] know about a subject, and
conveying what they have experienced, imagined, thought, and felt." The
literacy skills around writing for argument, information, and narrative are
integrated across all subject areas, further demonstrating their

Few teachers have had sufficient time for the necessary collaborative
planning, researching of materials, and development of strategies through
units, lessons, and assessments focused on these skills. The Capital
District Writing Project has been participating in two national grants,
focused on building teacher capacity in writing instruction: the i3 College
Ready Writing Project and Literacy Design Collaborative. This workshop,
developed and facilitated by members of CDWP in conjunction GCRTC, will be
built on collaborative inquiry strategies, current research and theory on
adolescent literacy, and the belief that teachers are key leaders of
instructional change in schools.

In this 10 hour workshop, participants engage in collaborative inquiry into
effective writing instruction. This inquiry will focus on:

 - Demonstration lessons on teaching claim and evidence-based reading and
- Using text sets to scaffold higher order literacy skills
- Incorporating writing to learn strategies in all instruction

*Facilitators*: Christopher Mazura, Nancy Gort
*Dates:* August 20 & 21, 2014
*Time*: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
*Location*: Saratoga High School
*Cost*: None, underwritten by GCRTC. Registration is required.
*For more information and to register, click here!*