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Literacy and Language Workshops

We are excited to announce our latest professional development offerings! Click the dates to find a description and registration information. For more information about any of these workshops, e-mail reading@esc4.net

 

 

 

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Navigating STAAR Redesign Writing Items: Short and Extended Constructed Response

Meet the challenge of preparing students for writing on the RLA STAAR Redesign. This informational journey will follow a roadmap to understanding and planning for the Short and Extended Constructed Response items while making connections to daily instruction. Pack your bags and join us!  Each of these 2-hour virtual Zoom sessions will begin at 1:30 p.m.


 

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Acceleration Series: Adding Depth to Writing for ELAR STAAR/EOC Success

October 11, 2022  |  1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  |  Virtual Zoom Session

Language Arts teachers often point out that their students write in a superficial manner, rendering their writing unengaging and their ideas undeveloped. In this session, participants will learn a highly structured, scaffolded approach to creating depth in expository and persuasive/argumentative writing while simultaneously making explicit connections to the ELAR STAAR/EOC writing rubrics. Learn more and register here.

 

Acceleration Series: Questioning and Responding to Informational Texts--A TEKS-Based Approach 

November 3, 2022  |  1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  |  Virtual Zoom Session

In this engaging workshop, participants will learn strategies to help students develop focused, thoughtful questions about informational/expository texts as they read. This approach helps students process, understand, and retain ideas and information, thereby boosting comprehension. Explicit connections to the newly-adopted English Language Arts TEKS will be made and suggestions for enhancing virtual learning will be explored. Learn more and register here.

 

Acceleration Series: Understanding the Role of Author's Craft and Rhetoric in Informational, Argumentative and Persuasive Texts—A TEKS-Based Approach

November 15, 2022  |  1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  |  Virtual Zoom Session

In this engaging workshop, participants will learn strategies to help students explore, identify, and analyze elements of author's craft in informational and persuasive texts. Participants will learn a structured, scaffolded approach to examine the impact that diction and rhetorical devices have on the meaning of texts. Explicit connections to the newly-adopted English Language Arts TEKS will be made and suggestions for enhancing virtual learning will be explored. Learn more and register here.

 

 


 

Contact us for details about any of these sessions. Coaching and customized professional development are also available by e-mailing reading@esc4.net

 
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