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#WritingPromptED: Practicing the Writing Process for Secondary Teachers

4 Sessions


Practicing the Writing Process

to Create Writing Units and

Teacher Models for the Secondary Classroom

**Available at two locations**

Series designed for teachers to attend all 4 sessions.


ICTC Muskogee - Building D

9:00 - 3:00

2403 N 41st St E

Muskogee, OK 74403

August 30, 2019. Evidence Based Writing

September 20, 2019, Narrative Writing

November 1, 2019, Informative Writing

November 15, Argumentative Writing




NE Tech - Pryor

9:00 - 3:00

6195 W Highway 20

Pryor, OK 74361

September 6, 2019 - Evidence Based Writing

September 27 2019, Narrative Writing

November 8, 2019, Informative Writing

December 13, Argumentative Writing


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. Teachers will create units and models they can use in their secondary classroom-- especially in preparation for standardized writing tests.

  • 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.


Target Audience:

English Language Arts teachers (secondary; 4th-12th grade)



Dr. Lara Searcy is an Assistant Professor, English Education Specialist at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK where she teaches English teacher candidates. She is a former high school English teacher and middle school Literacy Resource Specialist and is Nationally Board Certified in AYA-ELA. In 2018, she was awarded the Circle of Excellence in Teaching from NSU. Her research interests include teacher efficacy, standards-based reforms, and teacher professional development. She is a proud member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and is currently the President of the Oklahoma affiliate- OKCTE

Cost: Includes all 4 sessions, lunch, resource book, binder and all materials.

OSAC members $500

for non-members $700


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Cancellation Policy:

Since meals, presenters, training materials, and other costs are pre-paid by OSAC, please provide notice of cancellation at least 4 days prior to any OSAC event you are registered to attend. Your district will not be charged for cancellations made within 4 days of the event. Cancellations within 48 hours of an OSAC event will be charged at half price. No-shows will be charged at full price. Thank you for understanding!

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