Expository Writing & Embedded Grammar Instruction (Gr 4-8) (9 hrs)

(9 Hours) Participants in this course will learn strategies to teach expository writing for 4th through 8th grade students. The training will cover the entire writing process, from analyzing a prompt and creating a plan, to writing a first draft, as well as editing and revising. Participants will be provided with a variety of resources to help them plan a two week expository writing unit that includes specific revising mini-lessons, as well as how to implement embedded grammar instruction. Finally, this course will also discuss how to assess students’ writing, and how to use the data collected to drive future instruction.

$30.00

Course Guiding Question:

How can I prepare my upper elementary or middle school students to write well organized and grammatically correct expository essays?

What You Will Learn In This Course:

  • Five different expository essay structures, and how to help your students plan a well-crafted essay
  • A variety of mini-lessons you can teach your class to improve your students’ writing skills, including lessons specifically for revising and editing, as well as how to teach grammar authentically
  • How to conduct effective individual writing conferences
  • How to assess expository essays, and how to use that data to drive your instruction

Wendy Lipe, Instructor

Education:
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies
Southwest Texas State University

Experience & Credentials:
Over 10 Years of Teaching Experience
Current Elementary-Level Teacher ESL State Certified TAG Certified
Experience With Students With Learning Disabilities (ADD, ADHD, & Dyslexia)

STATE CERTIFIED TEACHER

CPE Hours

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 9 CPE hours. Model Teaching and Action Potential Learning is a Statewide, TEA (Texas Education Agency) approved provider for Continuing Professional Education credit. CPE# 902-391

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Expository Structures Anchor Chart

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Cause/Effect Essay Organizer

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Mini-Lesson Planning Template

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Conference Notes For Individual Students Tool

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Peer Editing Checklist

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Conference Scheduling Planning Template

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Descriptive Essay Organizer

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Problem/Solution Essay Organizer

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Writing Prompt Template

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Conference Notes Class List Tool

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Expository Essay Rubric

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Mentor Sentence Planning Template

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Compare/Contrast Essay Organizer

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Sequential Essay Organizer

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Types of Leads Anchor Chart

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Peer Revising Checklist

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Expository Unit Plan

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Effectiveness Checklist

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