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Aligning Classroom Writing Instruction to Oklahoma Academic Standards

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Aligning Classroom Writing Instruction to

Oklahoma Academic Standards

This is a FOUR Session Training


One Friday a Month

September thru December


September 10 , 2021, Brackeen Center

October 8, 2021, Room 100

November 5, 2021, Room 100

December 3, 2021, Room 100


Indian Capital Tech Center

(Business and Industry Building)

2403 N 41st Street E

Muskogee, Ok 74403


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.



Dr. Lara Searcy is an Associate Professor, English Education Specialist who 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. 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 the Former Past President of the Oklahoma affiliate- OKCTE


Target Audience:

Secondary English Language Arts Teachers (5th-12th Grade)

Specific Standards Covered



$380 for OSAC Members

$480 for Non-Members


*Includes lunches, the $35 book, Gallagher & Kittle's 180 Days, binder, and all materials for ALL FOUR Sessions*

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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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Oklahoma Schools Advisory Council2403 North 41st Street EastMuskogee, OK  74403

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