Argumentation

Expository

Literary

Narrative

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STAAR® Institute (South DFW)

Secondary Texas educators will enjoy selecting one or a series of professional development workshops to prepare Texas students to succeed on the thinking and writing challenges of the STAAR®!

Each step in the JSWP® training process is aligned with grade level Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, Assessed Curriculum, and Blueprints.  In addition to writing, teachers will learn how close reading contributes to both reading and writing on the exam. The training also reviews TEA’s recently released Scoring Guidelines and provides strategies for revising and editing.

Price includes all materials, including the Teacher's Guide, Graphic Organizers, and Pen Kit.

SOUTH DFW LOCATION:

The Hamptons Event Venue
196 North Interstate 35E
Red Oak, Texas 75154

Additional Information:

  • Lunch on Your Own
  • Free Parking
  • CPE # 902-581

Title: Informational Writing (LITERARY) for RLA Teachers
Date: October 29, 2024
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.; CPE 6 Hours
Participants: Reading and Language Arts Teachers, Instructional Coaches (Grades 6-12)

This professional development day focuses on preparing students for success in analyzing LITERARY WORKS to facilitate the students’ abilities and skills to read closely and to annotate, plan, organize, and develop logical and insightful short and extended constructed responses. Focusing on poetry, since it is the genre that tends to pose the greatest challenge to young readers and writers, teachers will learn strategies to help their students deconstruct poetry and communicate in writing their analyses. Teachers tell us that this day reminds them of why they became an English teacher!  

Title: Informational Writing (NONLITERARY) for RLA Teachers
Date: October 30, 2024
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.; CPE 6 Hours
Participants: Reading and Language Arts Teachers, Instructional Coaches (Grades 6-12)

This professional development day is devoted to providing RLA teachers with strategies to guide their students in the close reading, prewriting, and development of short and extended constructed responses for NONLITERARY WORKS. Participants who attend both October 28 (LITERARY) and this workshop will have the added benefit of understanding and teaching the scaffolding of reading and writing skills for students to respond successfully to a prompt, whether that prompt requires a student to analyze a single passage and write a short constructed response or compare/contrast two passages in order to write an extended constructed response.

Title: ARGUMENTATIVE Writing for RLA Teachers
Date: October 31, 2024
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.; CPE 6 Hours
Participants: Reading and Language Arts Teachers, Instructional Coaches(Grades 6-12)

Being able to develop an effective argument is an important skill for students in a controversial world. Argumentation builds upon informational writing; and, therefore, the culmination of this institute focuses on the argumentative essay or correspondence required on the STAAR as well as advanced courses. Teachers will learn and practice strategies for teaching argumentative correspondence, including a thesis statement, concession, counterargument, and refutation. Also, participants will learn key argumentative concepts, such as ethos, logos, pathos, audience, purpose, and occasion.

Title: The Short Constructed Response (SCR) for SCIENCE Teachers
Date:
October 31, 2024
Time: 8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.; CPE 3.5 Hours
Participants: Science Educators
Grades: Grade 8, Biology

In this training, science teachers in Grade 8 and HS Biology will learn the Jane Schaffer® Methodology and how it applies to writing in the science classroom. Science teachers will (1) learn strategies for teaching students how to compose well-constructed sentences and short-constructed responses (SCR) related to the science curriculum with specific, appropriate, and relevant evidence; (2) practice the JSWP® method with grade specific TEKS; and (3) design STAAR® writing prompts to integrate into the science curriculum without altering the scope and sequence during the school year. Teachers are asked to bring their textbooks and laptops.

Title: The Short Constructed Response (SCR) for SOCIAL STUDIES Teachers
Date:
October 31, 2024
Time: 12:30 – 4:00 P.M.; CPE 3.5 Hours
Participants: Social Studies Educators

Grades: Grade 8, U.S. History

In this training, social studies teachers in Grade 8 and HS U.S. History will learn the Jane Schaffer® Methodology and how it applies to writing in the social studies classroom. Social studies teachers will (1) learn strategies for teaching students how to compose well-constructed sentences and short-constructed responses (SCR) related to the social studies curriculum with specific, relevant, and appropriate evidence; (2) practice the JSWP® method with grade specific TEKS; and (3) design STAAR® writing prompts to integrate into the social studies curriculum without altering the scope and sequence during the school year. Teachers are asked to bring their textbooks and laptops.

STAAR® Institute Refund Policy:

Refunds, less the non-refundable deposit of $50, will be issued for cancellations received in writing up to five working days before the beginning of the institute. No refunds will be issued after that date. Substitutions from the same school or school district will be allowed five working days before the beginning of the institute with a completed registration form for each substitute. Please contact Louis Educational Concepts (LEC) at info@janeschaffer.com for more information. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Cancellation Policy:

LEC reserves the right to cancel classes when required minimum enrollment is not met. Instructor illness or extreme weather may also cause the interruption of scheduled classes.

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