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Strategies from The Writing Rope for Think, Plan, Write, Revise

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

Strategies from The Writing Rope for Think, Plan, Write, Revise

Presented by Joan Sedita, Founder and CEO, Keys to Literacy; and Nicole Nelson, National Curriculum Consultant, Learning A-Z
Moderated by Aaron Ingold, Interim President, Learning A-Z

Sponsored by Learning A-Z

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Are you looking for instructional suggestions for strategies students can use at each stage of the writing process? This edWebinar builds on Learning A-Z’s previous Virtual Writing Summit and takes a deeper dive into the writing process, which is a component of the Critical Thinking strand of Joan Sedita’s Writing Rope framework and includes thinking, planning, writing, and revising.

After a brief review of the five strands of The Writing Rope framework for teaching writing, Joan will offer strategies and scaffolds that support each stage:

  • Think Stage: using two-column notes to gather ideas and information before writing
  • Plan Stage: using a topic web to organize and plan the structure of a writing piece
  • Write Stage: using writing templates and transition words to support writing first drafts
  • Revise Stage: using peer and teacher feedback checklists to help students edit their writing

Students should follow all four stages of the writing process when writing in any grade and any subject. Learn new strategies you can use with your students to support this process and grow student achievement that will be evident in your year-end assessments!

This edWebinar will be of interest to elementary teachers and school, district, and education technology leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

You can view the recording of the first Virtual Writing Summit here.

Joan Sedita

About the Presenters

Joan Sedita is the founder and CEO of Keys to Literacy and the author of its literacy professional development programs. Since 1975, she has been a literacy educator and author, and a nationally recognized teacher trainer. Before founding Keys to Literacy in 2007, she worked at the Landmark School, was a lead trainer for the MA Reading First project, and was a LETRS author and national trainer. Before and during her work with Keys to Literacy, Joan has consulted with numerous districts and state departments of education to support evidence-based literacy efforts across the country.

Nicole Nelson

Nicole Nelson served for 15 years as an elementary teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, and literacy coach in her local school district and was named Tennessee PreK-4 Teacher of the Year for 2008. Nicole has also served as an account executive with Pearson, Renaissance, and Learning A-Z. While at Pearson, she also served as a Literacy Solutions Specialist and Curriculum Specialist. Nicole is currently a National Curriculum Consultant with Learning A-Z where she supports districts across the nation in achieving their literacy goals. Nicole has shared her expertise through national, regional, and state conferences over the last 27 years.

Aaron Ingold

About the Moderator

Aaron Ingold brings more than 25 years of education technology experience in the areas of math, science, assistive technology, and literacy to Learning A-Z. He is a leader focusing on organizational and employee role clarity, business forecasting, measurable results, and impactful experiences for students, teachers, and school administrators. As Interim President of Learning A-Z, Aaron works to ensure the company’s essential solutions inspire curiosity, ensure comprehension, and instill the joy of learning for elementary students.

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Learning A-Z

Learning A-Z delivers Science of Reading-aligned preK-6 classroom essentials that inspire curiosity, ensure comprehension, and instill the joy of learning in elementary students. From reading and writing to vocabulary and science, our award-winning digital solutions, including Foundations A-Z, Raz-Plus, and Writing A-Z, are used by over 12 million students across 170+ countries.

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