Join us for a dynamic workshop to learn how to guide your writing instruction with your students in a way that guarantees they understand the basic structure of a sentence and longer compositions and then are able to extend those skills to writing pieces filled with creativity and student voice. Ultimately, you can integrate those foundational skills into the more demanding and creative components of a writing workshop in your classes. You'll walk away with a variety of writing strategies for students grades 6-12.
Across the state, students' STAAR writing scores demonstrate they often struggle with basic writing skills. In the STAAR Writing Secondary Bootcamp, participants will examine STAAR writing data to identify critical gaps in students' skills, and then they will learn writing strategies to close those gaps. You will align your writing instruction with the newly adopted ELAR TEKS which stresses students being able to write a variety of sentence types and compositions including the short answer essays on STAAR with attention to mastering writing conventions during the writing process.
The STAAR Writing Boot Camps focused on the longer compositions or essays often assigned in secondary English classrooms, will give you the tools and techniques to integrate reading and writing as required by the ELAR TEKS.
Attending the writing workshop will help you establish and implement a successful writing instruction program in your classroom which gives your students much-needed writing skills. Most importantly, by day's end, you and your fellow writing teachers will learn several ways of teaching important writing skills to students, especially those who are struggling writers.