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Awareness Meeting

Exhibitor's Presentation
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Terry Gates

on 7 March 2013

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Transcript of Awareness Meeting

Taking student
writing & instruction
to new heights! WriteSteps
Ten Points to CCSS Writing
Success! What makes
teaching writing
so hard? Year Long Program
Pacing Guides Time Lessons are aligned
100% with the
writing & language
CCSS Taught 38.5 years
Curriculum Creator
WriteSteps Awareness Ambassador
National Exhibitor Terry Gates
terry@WriteStepsWriting.com Understand how WriteSteps can help maximize student writing growth through daily writing instruction that fully correlates with the CCSS
Learn best practices for implementing an effective writer's workshop
Realize how easy evaluating student writing can be with our effective and consistent Six Traits Rubrics
Have time to do what you do best -- TEACH Session Objectives: Time Ever-Changing
Curriculum
CCSS Student
Motivation Classroom
Management The Craft Support Our 10 point focus Developmental, day-by-day Madeline Hunter lesson plans Consistency Grade-Level
Writing & language
Core Coverage Charts Spiraling K-5 Program Why is this important? "The standards for K-5 offer a focus for instruction
each year to help ensure that students gain adequate mastery of a range of skills and applications."
"Each year in their writing, students should demonstrate increasing sophistication in all aspects of language use, from vocabulary and syntax to the development and organization of ideas, and they should address increasingly
demanding content and sources." WriteSteps goes
"Above & Beyond"
what the CCSS' ask! Consistent practice writing
within the 4 text types starting in kindergarten. Narrative -- Real & Imagined
Informative/Explanatory
Opinion
Research Another way WS goes
"Above & Beyond" Common Language using the
Six Traits of Quality Writing Why? 5 6 Traits
Rubrics Increase student understanding of expectations
Reflection on their GLOWS & GROWS
Consistent Assessment Generate
Confidence & Motivation engaging units & lessons
graphic organizers for planning
Author's Share graphic organizers Support Free Kick-Off Meeting
Live or Virtual PD
small group coaching sessions Modeled Video Lessons Access to online lesson plan portal
eWriteSteps! http://www.writestepswriting.com Thank you for joining me! Don't forget to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial!
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