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Arizona’s 6-12th Grade Writing Standards: Model, Practice, Reflect, Assess

April 19, 2023

Join the ADE English Language Arts Team for a FREE Secondary ELA Focused deep dive into the 6-12th grade Writing Standards. Everyone is welcome!

Event Name: Arizona’s 6-12th Grade Writing Standards: Model, Practice, Reflect, Assess

Along with reading comprehension; writing skill is a predictor of academic achievement and essential for success in postsecondary education and beyond. Students need and use writing for many purposes; including communication; to share knowledge; to support comprehension and learning; and to explore feelings and beliefs. Our students in grades 6-12 especially need help finding success with writing as they progress towards adulthood.

According to the Institute for Education Sciences; the most effective evidence-based best practice for teaching writing is through the model-practice; reflect cycle; and using assessments of student writing to inform instruction and feedback.

In this webinar; educators will: examine and break down the 6-12th grade writing standards for argumentative; informative/explanatory; and narrative writing; participants will explore evidence-based best practices for teaching and assessing those writing standards; and will collaborate with other secondary educators to reflect on current teaching practice and how to incorporate their learning into their classrooms.

This session is intended for all 6-12 literacy educators to strengthen their current practices in teaching and assessing the Arizona writing standards. All participants will walk away with strategies and resources to implement in their classrooms right away; including a guide full of evidence-based best practices for teaching secondary writing effectively.

Participants must register for the session in the ADE APLD. All participants who register in APLD and attend the webinar will be given 1.5 hours PD credit. Certificates will only be available in APLD and no record of attendance will be emailed.

Webinar link will be individually emailed to registrants the day of the webinar. Registration closes at 12 PM the day of the professional learning sessio

  • For questions regarding this resource, please contact Arizona Department of Education.
  • Contact Name: Lauren Spenceley
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