In this workshop designed for middle and early high school social studies teachers, you will address some of the problems students encounter in their writing. When teachers from all grade levels work together to introduce and reinforce critical reading and analytical writing strategies such as SOAPSTone (identifying speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, subject, and tone), students are more likely to acquire the habits of mind and skills of sophisticated writers. Workshop topics include the writing process, narrative, the persuasive essay, and analytical writing.
Length: 1 day
After attending this workshop, you will be able to:
- Learn specific activities that you can incorporate into your lessons.
- Use texts to illustrate the elements of this strategy.
- Assess the ability of students to generalize, categorize, and analyze a body of material (written, oral, or visual), and then respond to a prompt.
- Help students analyze good writing and apply this knowledge when planning to write their own texts.
- Provide a strategy for students to use in the planning and production of their compositions.