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Practicing the Writing Process: Creating Critical Writing Units and Teacher Models for the Secondary Classroom

Limited to 20 participants

 Practicing the Writing Process:
Creating Critical Writing Units and Teacher Models
for the Secondary Classroom


Register Here for Muskogee
Register here for McAlester

Target Audience:

  • Secondary Content-Area Teachers (*especially English Language Arts teachers) - Grades 6-12

 Purposes:

  • to examine and define the writing modes in alignment with the Oklahoma Academic Standards for English Language Arts.
  • to provide general and mode-specific strategies for teaching writing.
  • to understand the recursive writing process.
  • to understand that most writing uses a combination of modalities, though each writing mode will be presented individually.
  • to have teachers participate in the writing process to enhance their understanding of the assignments.
  • to have teachers create writing mode units and models they can use in their classroom.
  • to provide strategies and resources for grading student writing.
  • Participants will create units and models they can use in their secondary classroom-- especially in preparation for standardized writing tests.
  • Teachers will participate in the writing process (OAS-ELA 2) in order to create critical writing units (OAS-ELA 3) for each of the three main composition modes- narrative, informative, and argumentative.
  • Each session will align to the Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS) and provide general and mode-specific writing strategies that emphasize the recursive writing process.

Locations:  

  • Muskogee: Indian Capital Technology Center, Brackeen Center
    McAlester: Kiamichi Tech Center, Multipurpose Room

Muskogee Dates:  Designed for teachers to attend all 4 sessions.

  1. Friday, August 31 - Overview of Effective Writing Instruction & Strategies
  2. Friday, September 28 - Narrative Writing
  3. Friday, November 2 - Informative Writing
  4. Friday, December 7 - Argumentative Writing

McAlester Dates:  Designed for teachers to attend all 4 sessions.

  1. Friday, September 21 - Overview of Effective Writing Instruction & Strategies
  2. Friday, October 26 - Narrative Writing
  3. Friday, November 30 - Informative Writing
  4. Friday, December 14 - Argumentative Writing


Times:  9:00am – 2:30pm (lunch included)


Presenter:  Dr. Lara Searcy is the English Education Specialist at Northeastern State University where she works with English teacher candidates and teaches courses such as Advanced Composition for Teachers. She is a former high school English teacher and middle school Literacy Resource Specialist; is Nationally Board Certified in AYA-ELA; is a certified SREB Literacy Design Collaborative trainer; and has a PhD  in Curriculum & Instruction. She presents relevant, authentic professional development that provides hands-on strategies teachers can easily incorporate into their teaching. 

Cost:

  • Includes the $30 book, Gallagher & Kittle's 180 Days, binder, notebook and lunch.
  • $250 per person for OSAC districts  for all 4 sessions. 
  •  $350 per person for non-member districts.

 

Thank you for supporting this and other OSAC events!

 

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