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Meet and Exceed Your State Standards for WRITING:

Helping Students to Produce Well Written Arguments, Informative/Explanatory Pieces and Narratives
(Grades 6-12)

Presented by Mary Ellen Ledbetter
Outstanding National Presenter, Author and Teacher

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Designed Specifically for Grades 6-12 English/Language Arts Teachers, Classroom Teachers, Content Area Teachers, Literacy Coaches, and Administrators

  • Practical and effective differentiated strategies to help students be more successful in meeting your state standards for writing in grades 6-12
  • Specific, step-by-step process to assess at various stages of writing to ensure students are on the right track
  • Methods of satisfying your state standards without being inundated with paper grading
  • Strategies to provide focus for peer collaboration and teacher conferencing that leads to higher quality writing
  • Practical ways to ensure students use text evidence in their writing
  • Key elements simplified in the anchor standards of production and distribution of student writing

Practical Ideas and Strategies

If you are looking for strategies to help your students be more successful in meeting your state standards for writing you won’t want to miss this seminar. Mary Ellen Ledbetter will share with you step-by-step approaches to implement your state standards for writing to help you reach students at all ability levels and across the content areas. You will discover practical methods to help your students be more successful by using oral assessments, active discussions, Quick Writes, student-interactive rubrics, peer assessment, and teacher conferencing – all done in class with students rather than you doing it at home without the students. Let the students assume greater responsibility for their work and reduce your load of papers to be graded. Don’t miss this informative and strategy-packed seminar to help your students meet and exceed your state standards for writing.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical Strategies to Help Students Meet and Exceed Your State Standards for Writing
    Learn how you can teach your state standards for writing in simple and manageable stages to develop students’ writing skills and allow success at each step in the process
  2. Innovative and Creative Ways to Teach Students to Write Organized Analysis Essays Using Relevant, Sufficient Evidence in Your English or Content-Area Class
    Specific, step-by-step process to ensure students include sufficient evidence and support … Give students strategies for discussing and organizing their ideas
  3. Develop and Strengthen Student Writing on Expository and Argumentative Papers
    New strategies for prewriting for both modes … Simple techniques to teach students to address both sides of a topic
  4. Techniques for Combining Elements of Narrative Writing with Expository and Persuasive/Argumentative Writing
    Teach your students easy-to-use methods to incorporate elements of narrative writing for greater impact and stronger voice
  5. Practical Strategies for Teaching the Craft and Structure of Writing
    Discover practical ways to break down the writing process into manageable stages to ensure your students’ understanding of introduction, body and conclusion … Orally assess students’ writing at predetermined checkpoints
  6. Specific Strategies to Ensure Meaningful Peer Feedback
    Acquire innovative techniques that will engage all your students and motivate them to plan, edit and revise their work
  7. Concrete, Effective Methods of Teaching the Key Elements of Organization, Elaboration and Voice
    Learn how student-interactive rubrics require writers to prove that all the necessary components are present in their writing … Empower students to take responsibility and assume ownership of their work
  8. Analyze the Power of Using Models in the Classroom
    Study how the use of models can give students encouragement in knowing exactly what is expected of them … Provide in-class opportunities to redirect thinking, correct errors and revise their writing
  9. “Chunking” Grammar Mechanics in Mini Lessons
    Discover how rubrics that focus on several grammatical rules at a time can reduce teacher conference time and help students feel that they can succeed
  10. Reduce Teacher Paper Load Through Conferencing
    Learn how to increase student awareness of their strengths and weaknesses through conferencing … Discover specific class-related lessons students can do while you conference with individuals

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Practical, student-proven strategies to help students be more successful in meeting your state standardsfor writing in your grades 6-12
  • Innovative prewriting techniques to help students organize their ideas to include opposing views and their counter arguments
  • Short narrative elements students can incorporate into their expository and argumentative essays to create more sophisticated papers
  • Rubrics for oral formative assessments to ensure all key elements are included in every stage of the process
  • “Chunking” the writing process to help students plan and develop ideas in any mode of writing
  • Several step-by-step processes for including sufficient evidence in writing to text-driven prompts
  • Strategies for teaching students to expand and elaborate on prewriting for expository and argumentative writing
  • Student-friendly approaches to reduce anxiety about writing and create a community of writers
  • How to use teacher conferencing during class time to give students immediate feedback on their writing
  • Approach the conventions of Standard English and require grammar and usage in a non-threatening way
  • Methods for students to successfully write about what they read by determining central ideas, themes and key supporting details
  • Use of student-interactive rubrics that ensure students assume ownership of their writing

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Your state standards for writing can be overwhelming, especially since the emphasis on teaching writing skills has been traditionally the providence of English/language arts teachers. Understandably, arguments will arise that content-area teachers may not be as well-versed in the art of teaching writing, and with content objectives to meet, adding writing, along with the grading of student writing, will take more time than any of us have in a day. The key for meeting and exceeding your state standards for writing is to integrate writing into the various disciplines as a tool for learning the content which will simultaneously strengthen student skills in writing and increase overall achievement.

Join me for a day to learn how you can break down your state standards for writing to give both you and your students a running start. I will share practical strategies that you can use immediately in your classroom whether you teach English, history, social studies, science, or world language. We will learn how teachers of different disciplines can use writing for synthesis and application of knowledge, along with new ways to address writing in class to reduce paper grading at home. All of the strategies have been student-proven and used by real teachers with real students.

I will show you how to successfully use student-interactive rubrics, oral assessments and Quick Writes with your students to address the various text types and purposes outlined in the anchor standards. You will learn how to integrate writing into your day along with doable techniques for establishing peer collaboration and teacher conferencing to give students the immediate feedback and motivation they need. You will leave with numerous strategies along with a step-by-step process to make them work in your classroom.

I am excited to share with you what I have found works to greatly increase students’ writing skills in grades 6-12. Please join me and discover effective and practical strategies to help all your students meet and exceed your state standards for writing.

Sincerely,
Mary Ledbetter

P.S. I promise you will leave with practical strategies you can use immediately to help your students meet and exceed your state standardsfor writing.

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving Grades 6-12: English/Language Arts Teachers, Classroom Teachers, Content-Area Teachers, Literacy Coaches, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive Mary Ellen Ledbetter ’s extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar and includes:

  • Strategies, tips and methods to help students meet and exceed your state standards for writing
  • Examples of student-interactive rubrics
  • Student samples of writing you can use in your teaching
  • Examples of Quick Writes you can use immediately

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other 6-12 educators seeking practical ways to improve student writing in their content area.

Consultation Available
Mary Ellen Ledbetter will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your writing program.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!

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