Writing for STAAR
April 30 - June 28
“Response writing starts with the answer from reading.”
TELL ME ABOUT THE WORKSHOP.
How can we teach evidence-based response writing so that our students achieve a high performance level on RLA STAAR? Alice Nine’s virtual, on-demand workshop “Writing for STAAR” shows you how. In the looming shadow of the redesigned STAAR, a number of Texas educators approached Alice for insights into evidence-based writing instruction and assessment. Alice, responded to their request and intently focused her lens on TEA’s released RLA STAAR documents. She dug deep. She deciphered, deconstructed, and demystified the test. In this workshop, Alice Nine shares her findings so you will know and understand the test — the changes and the demands and constraints of the SCR and ECR questions. And then, she provides instructional models and ideas that you can use immediately in your classroom.
▸ Examine RLA STAAR blueprint for insights
▸ Identify changes on the RLA STAAR writing rubrics
▸ Analyze workload of the test
▸ Identify and examine test questions that require writing in sentences
▸ Examine the key indicators of high performance
▸ Compare the extended constructed response to a traditional essay
▸ Model a short constructed response
▸ Model an extended constructed response
Join Alice Nine, and you’ll return to your classroom better able to deliver systematic, focused instruction for evidence-based response writing.
Some videos can be used with students; stream Alice Nine into your classroom to co-teach with you.
WATCH: Module 8, Video 1: Writing a Central Idea Statement
WHO IS THE PRESENTER?
For over three decades Alice Nine, a teacher of teachers, has provided professional development to thousands of teachers across the United States. Her passion is literacy and classroom instruction. Alice, creator of Johnny Can Spell-Write and Grammar Boot Camps, has written fourteen teacher manuals and produced hundreds of student-facing lesson videos available at Academy.AliceNine.net. Beyond her experience as an educator, she worked as a copy editor for several years and has done ghost writing.
WHO SHOULD ENROLL?
Texas educators and parents of grades 3-5 students.
I WANT THIS WORKSHOP! WHAT DO I DO?
1) Follow directions on Registration Form. View / Print Registration Form
2) As soon as we receive your registration with payment, our PD facilitator will complete your enrollment and send you a Welcome Email.
HOW DO I MAKE PAYMENT?
1) With a credit card. Payment can be made online with a Visa or MasterCard. Click HERE to purchase online
2) With a school purchase order. Email a copy of registration form and copy of purchase order to firstname.lastname@example.org. Need a quote for your school? Contact: Christy, email@example.com
▸ Start date: Any time*
▸ Enrollment period: 60 days
▸ Work at your convenience
▸ Access is 24/7
▸ Workshop notes and handouts are linked in the workshop modules to download and print. TEA documents are linked for your convenience.
▸ Digital (on-line) PD
▸ Dates: Register at any time. *
Although begin/end dates are listed for this workshop, it will actually begin for you the day you complete registration and last for 60 days. Please note, access cannot be extended past 60 days.
Note: We encourage group participation; however, we require that each person be registered and be included in the enrollment payment. For group pricing information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is an on-demand virtual workshop presented by NINE Enterprises.