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Rethinking Writing in the Age of Common Core

June 21, 2013

"Assigning writing is easy. Teaching writing is hard."

--Kelly Gallagher

Students sitting at desk


Many teachers—even experienced ones—question how to teach writing well. In this Open Institute, teachers at all levels and all degrees of experience will explore and practice methods for:

  • Creating effective writing assignments and assessments;
  • Teaching writing-on-demand testing genres;
  • Using writing groups, peer response, and self-evaluation for developing writers;
  • Applying effective feedback to student work; and
  • Framing a Common Core-aligned writing course that focuses on sequencing skill development and genre awareness.

Participants will finish the institute with specific, easily adapted lessons, a bestpractices framework for creating assignments and assessments, and a library of resources to consult and use in their classrooms.