Writing

Grades 2-3: Boost the Writing Skills of All Your Students with Highly Effective Whole Class Strategies and Routines - Online Course
This outstanding video-based online course takes you inside the classrooms of two experienced, innovative teachers who use highly effective strategies to improve the performance of 2nd and 3rd grade writers. Guiding students through daily literacy activities strengthens their writing skills, establishes clear expectations for achievement and participation, and creates a positive attitude towards both reading and writing.

Grades 2-3: Strengthening Students' Writing with Focused Mini-Lessons, Innovative Conferencing Techniques and Other Exemplary Strategies - Online Course
The goal of writing instruction in grades 2 and 3 is to move students beyond “beginning writing” and help them become more self-sufficient, confident and proficient writers. In this On Demand, video-based online course, you’ll see strategies and techniques for enhancing students’ growth as writers within a highly productive, well-managed writing workshop.

Grades 3-6: Using Six-Trait Mini-Lessons to Strengthen Students' Writing - Online Course
This outstanding course demonstrates a variety of engaging six-trait mini-lessons in intermediate classrooms. The strategies in this program will help you deepen students' understanding of the components of good writing and extend their writing skills.

Grades 6-12: Improving Your Students' Descriptive Writing - Online Course
In this video-based online course, experienced national presenter and English teacher Mary Ellen Ledbetter demonstrates, with her own middle and high school students, a variety of practical and manageable strategies that help students extend and revise their writing, improve their grammar and writing mechanics, and increase the sophistication and style of their written work.

Grades 6-12: Strategies! Strategies! Strategies! Significantly Increase Students' Writing Skills - Online Course
This online course is organized around video clips of a seminar by experienced English teacher and national presenter Mary Ellen Ledbetter. You'll see Mary Ellen present and demonstrate practical, time-efficient strategies for improving the writing of middle and high school students across a range of genres.

Grades 6-12: Strengthening Your Students' Writing Skills by Teaching Smarter, Not Harder - Online Course
This video-based online course features experienced English teacher Mary Ellen Ledbetter as she works with middle and high school students. She demonstrates a variety of practical and manageable strategies that help students extend and revise their writing, improve their grammar and writing mechanics, and increase the sophistication and style of their written work. All English/language arts educators – whether first-year teachers or veteran instructors – will find new, time-efficient strategies they can immediately implement in their own classrooms to improve their students’ writing.

Grades K-2: Using a Six-Trait Model to Extend Students Writing - Online Course
In this course you'll observe children in grades K-2 classrooms in the spring of the year as teachers support and scaffold their writing development using the six traits of effective writing. These young authors began writing on the very first day of school and have been participating every day in writing workshop and six trait writing activities and lessons.

Grades K-2: Using a Six-Trait Model to Launch Students as Writers - Online Course
In this course you'll see teachers guiding primary-grade students' writing (and drawing) at the very beginning of the school year. The instructional focus is on three foundational writing traits: ideas, organization and conventions

Grades K-3: Maximizing the Benefits of Literacy Centers: Meaningful Activities that Boost Reading and Writing - Online Course
In this course, you will see a wealth of activities and ideas "in action" within K-3 classrooms. Literacy center expert Linda Holliman explains and demonstrates practical ways to manage center work and greatly increase the value of students' independent literacy time.

Grades K-3: Using Literacy Centers to Strengthen Your Reading and Writing Program - Online Course
This on demand, video-based course takes you inside primary classrooms where teachers are using literacy centers to reinforce reading and writing skills and concepts.

Grades K-6: DYSLEXIA - Help Children Who Struggle to Successfully Read, Write and Spell - Online Course
This online course features special education teacher, author and national trainer Mark Weakland as he shares strategies and techniques to help students who present as dyslexic.

Improving Your Students' Writing: Improving Your Students' Descriptive Writing, Grades 6-12 - PDKIT
Participants spend several days in master teacher Mary Ellen Ledbetter's classroom and experience unique instructional strategies that cause students to exceed standard expectations for writing success.

Improving Your Students' Writing: Strengthening Your Students' Writing Skills By Teaching Smarter, Not Harder, Grades 6-12 - PDKIT
Participants spend several days in master teacher Mary Ellen Ledbetter's classroom and experience unique instructional strategies that cause students to exceed standard expectations for writing success.

Interactive Vocabulary Strategies That Boost Student Learning and Achievement, Grades 6-12 - PDKIT
This PD Resource Kit provides examples of teachers in grades 6-12 using highly engaging instructional strategies to help students commit vocabulary to long-term memory and deepen their understanding of course content.

Maximize Your Students' Growth in Writing and Reading: Using Modeled Writing To Maximize Your Students' Growth In Writing And Reading, Grades K-1 - DVD KIT
This PD Resource Kit demonstrates instructional strategies ideal for boosting K-1 students' growth in writing and reading. Practical, proven, and effective, these strategies will work in any K-1 classroom.

Maximize Your Students' Growth in Writing and Reading: Using State-of-the-Art Strategies for Teaching Writing to Maximize Your Students' Growth in Writing and Reading, Grades K-1 - DVD KIT
This two part PD Resource Kit demonstrates instructional strategies ideal for boosting K-1 students' growth in writing and reading. Practical, proven, and effective, these strategies will work in any K-1 classroom.

Maximizing the Benefits of Literacy Centers: Meaningful Activities that Boost Reading and Writing Skills, Grades K-3 - PDKIT
How can today's primary teachers most effectively use independent centers to enhance students' literacy growth? In this PD Resource Kit, participants will see a wealth of activities and ideas "in action" within K-3 classrooms. Literacy center expert Linda Holliman explains and demonstrates practical ways to manage center work and greatly increase the value of students' independent literacy time.

Using a Six Trait Model to Strengthen Students' Writing: Extending Students' Writing Skills, Grades K-2 - PDKIT
This unique two-part PD Resource Kit takes participants inside several kindergarten, first and second grade classrooms to observe master teacher Jaime Bailey and other experienced, innovative teachers working with young writers using a six trait model. Participants will observe guided writing, practice activities, mini-lessons, independent writing time, and writing conferences specially designed to move young students forward as authors.

Using a Six Trait Model to Strengthen Students' Writing: Launching Students as Writers, Grades K-2 - PDKIT
This unique two-part PD Resource Kit takes participants inside several kindergarten, first and second grade classrooms to observe master teacher Jaime Bailey and other experienced, innovative teachers working with young writers using a six trait model.

Using Literacy Centers to Strengthen Your Reading and Writing Program, Grades K-3 - PDKIT
This PD Resource Kit takes participants inside primary classrooms where teachers are using literacy centers to reinforce reading and writing skills and concepts. These centers accommodate a wide range of student interests and reading levels, provide meaningful practice, and enable you to work directly with groups of students or individual children.

Using Six Trait Mini-Lessons to Strengthen Your Students' Writing, Grades 3-6 - PDKIT
Mini-lessons are an ideal way to help intermediate-grade students apply the six traits to their own writing. Participants will see teachers and students engaged in a variety of quick, high-impact lessons focused on each of the traits.

Using Wall Stories and Other Engaging, Interactive Strategies to Strengthen Students' Literacy Skills, Grades K-1 - DVD KIT
Master Teacher Darla Wood-Walters guides participants through numerous literacy-boosting, interactive strategies and activities ideally suited to the learning needs of young, primary grade students.

Using Word Walls to Strengthen Students' Reading and Writing at the Early/Fluent Levels, Grades K-2 - DVD KIT
This PD Resource Kit features Janiel Wagstaff demonstrating how to optimize the use of word walls with early/fluent-level readers and writers.

Using Word Walls to Strengthen Students' Reading and Writing at the Emergent Level, Grades K-1 - DVD KIT
This PD Resource Kit features Janiel Wagstaff demonstrating how to optimize the use of word walls with emergent-level readers and writers.

Word Work Strategies That Strengthen Students' Reading Development, Grades K-2 - DVD KIT
In this PD Resource Kit you will see experienced teacher and national trainer, Judy Lynch, use engaging instructional techniques to introduce, demonstrate and practice word solving strategies.