FOUR ESSENTIAL WRITING
ASSIGNMENTS: PREPARING FOR THE COMMON CORE STATE
content, & length may vary by location)
For teachers in
grades 4 to 12 in all subject areas, curriculum coordinators,
principals, supervisors, curriculum committee members, school-based
management team members, and special educators.
This workshop is valuable to all teachers whether they use the
Collins Writing Program or not. In this fun, activity-filled
session, you will learn how to plan, teach, and assess four key
assignments that significantly impact student achievement. This
workshop is particularly appropriate for schools that are preparing
for the Common Core State Standards because the essential
assignments align so well with the performance tasks recommended in
the Common Core.
Based on the flagship
book by Dr. John Collins,
The Collins Writing Program: Improving Student
Performance Through Writing and Thinking Across the Curriculum,
this practical, hands-on workshop builds upon the extensive research
from Marzano, Graham and Perin, and others.
PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN HOW TO . . .
Teach the four essential writing
Combine the four essential
assignments to produce lengthy substantive writing
Apply a decision-making model
that answers the question, "How often should my students write
and what specific assignments should I be giving?"
Use a three-step editing model to
help students become better editors of their own and their
Employ reading-writing strategies
to improve comprehension and retention of subject matter
Increase academic vocabulary and
improve word choice
Utilize a critical thinking chart
that helps students produce organized and content rich
Help students improve scores on
open-response and writing assessment tests
NOTE: A one
graduate credit option is available for our
day institutes through Endicott College in Beverly, MA.