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Study Circle on Writing


Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM - Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 4:30 PM (EST)

Study Circle on Writing

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Understanding and Using the Writing Section of the National Academy’s Report Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Developing Reading and Writing, pg. 1-6 and 13-22.

Thursday, February 26
Thursday, March 5
Thursday, March 12

Time:  3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Eastern Time

Location: Online

Presenter: Dolores Perin              Facilitator: Dianna Baycich

Description: This three part study circle will give participants an active role in delving into, making sense of, and using the research on writing as reported by the National Academies of Science in their publication Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Developing Reading and Writing. Participants will be engaged in reading and discussion, and will implement a new writing activity in their classroom. There will be readings to be completed between each of the sessions.

Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  • explain how literacy develops
  • explain the research on effective writing instruction as reported by the National Academies
  • recognize and list the matches and gaps between their own writing instruction and what the report recommends
  • develop a plan to change or add to their writing instruction
  • implement a change or addition to their writing instruction
  • reflect and report on the results of the change or addition to their writing instruction

Study Circle Preparation:

Session One Topics

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Motivation
  • Goal Setting
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Authentic Literacy Texts
  • Literacy in the Digital Age

Session Two Topics

  • Explicit & Systematic Instruction
  • Principles of Effective Writing Instruction
  • Practices for Effective Writing Instruction
  • Self Regulated Learning
  • Developing an action plan for instruction

Session Three Topics

  • Discuss action plans
  • Assessing student needs for writing
  • Instruction for Struggling Readers and Writers
  • Instruction for English Language Learners

Please direct any questions to Kaye Beall,

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