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Attend this session to learn how to teach writing skills using a consistent process that can be applied to individual paragraphs, multi-paragraph compositions, and essays. 


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Teachers and tutors of students who struggle with and/or require direct instruction in writing

In this session, participants will learn a five-step, sequential model for teaching writing skills that incorporates modeling and teaching metacognition throughout each step. This process can be applied to paragraph, multi-paragraph, and essay-level writing assignments across all subject areas. Along with an introduction to the expository writing process, the session will include techniques for oral rehearsal as well as hands-on materials to support students with framing paragraphs and essays. The role of metacognition in fostering student independence and resilience will also be discussed.

Participants will receive 2 PD hours in LACES upon completion of this session.

Please note: You cannot access this session from the SABES website. You will receive an email from Zoe Reinecke of the ELA PD Center 1–2 days before the session with instructions on how to access the Zoom session.

For more information, please contact Zoe Reinecke,

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Break down the complexity of the expository writing process
  • Demonstrate how metacognition can be modeled in ways that help students improve their writing
  • Demonstrate brainstorming techniques
  • Explain organizing techniques and the use of graphic organizers and templates
  • Apply a consistent process to writing paragraphs, multi-paragraph compositions, and essays
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
11/09/2023 - 1:00 pm to 11/09/2023 - 3:00 pm

United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Team
Topic Area
High School Equivalency (HiSET/GED)
Learning Disabilities / Differences
Transitions to College