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Improving Your Students' Writing, Grades 6-12

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Participants spend several days in master teacher Mary Ellen Ledbetter's classroom and experience unique instructional strategies that cause students to exceed standard expectations for writing success.


 
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Improving Your Students' Descriptive Writing, Grades 6-12

This PD Resource Kit gives teachers immediately usable, practical tools and techniques to motivate and support middle and high school students in their growth as descriptive writers.

*Includes a comprehensive facilitators guide, DVD video clips and PD resources

Learn how to:

  • ensure that students incorporate rich sensory images into their descriptive writing
  • stretch students as writers using engaging activities, excellent models, and unique rubrics
  • help students generate topics that connect their writing to their own lives
  • create a unique writing workshop in your classroom that results in more descriptive, more exciting student writing
  • hold students accountable for descriptive writing that has style as well as excellent structure and correct language usage
  • effectively conference with students - without losing days of class time in the process
  • teach descriptive writing in a way that takes students well beyond traditional levels of expectation

 

 
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Strengthening Your Students' Writing Skills By Teaching Smarter, Not Harder, Grades 6-12

Viewers observe a myriad of practical strategies that help students revise and extend their writing, improve their grammar, and increase the sophistication of their written work -- all without increasing the time teachers spend grading papers.

*Includes a comprehensive facilitators guide, DVD video clips and PD resources

Learn how to:

  • boost each student's writing competency with high-impact, student-interactive rubrics
  • design innovative writing practice activities that engage and benefit all students
  • help students improve their grammar and language mechanics - and see the results in their writing
  • establish peer editing routines that really work
  • decrease teachers' paper load while actually assessing students' writing more frequently
  • give students the literary tools they need in order to effectively edit and revise their own writing
  • increase students' writing confidence, skills, and achievement
 
 
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