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Register for Back to the write basics

Back to the ‘Write’ Basics - Creating Space for Writing in All Contents

Wed, Jun 13, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Writing is something that should be taking place in every class, but is something that teachers outside of ELAR don't usually get an opportunity to think about. Here is that chance - a time to spend with teachers from multiple grade levels and content areas thinking about writing and writing instruction. How can we authentically add writing into our classrooms?

This day will feature breakout sessions, so teachers who attend can select the sessions they feel will most impact them and their teaching. Presenters hail from in and around Austin and are currently working in the classroom or with students and teachers so they are able to be realistic about what happens in Texas classrooms.




Coach your students toward stronger writing for STAAR!

We are pleased to be able to offer you the elementary and secondary Expository Playbook: Coaching Toward Stronger Writing


The Expository Playbook includes student-centered activities, models, prompts, and samples of writing with notes on what’s important! These samples include examples of strong essays from students and the Texas Education Agency (TEA), examples of developing essays from regional students and TEA, and a variety of sample essays from published sources.


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