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Digital PD: Writing for STAAR

July 1, 2024 - April 15, 2025

“Response writing starts with the answer from reading.”

Don’t delay.
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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.
Participants will
▸ 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


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 Beyond her experience as an educator, she worked as a copy editor for several years and has done ghost writing.


Texas Elementary Teachers. Alice draws upon released STAAR RLA for grades 3-5 for modeling videos. Grades 6-8 can gain insights since the general workings of the text are vertically aligned.


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.


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  Need a quote for your school?  Contact: Christy at


▸ Start date: Any time*
▸ Enrollment period: From date of purchase through April 15, 2025
▸ Work at your convenience
▸ Access is 24/7
▸ Self-paced
▸ 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 continue until the course closes on April 15, 2025.  Please note, access cannot be extended past April 15, 2025.

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

This is an on-demand virtual workshop presented by NINE Enterprises.
Request information about a “facilitated optional add-on” for this workshop.