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Types of Writing Standards – Grades 6-12: Informative/Explanatory Writing

August 23, 2022

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

Participants must register for each session individually. All participants who register in EMS and attend the professional learning will be given 1-hour PD credit for attending and participating in the session. Certificates will only be available in EMS and no record of attendance will be emailed.

Zoom link will be individually emailed to registrants the day of the webinar. Registration closes at 4 PM the day before the professional learning session. 

ProgramArea:K-12 Academic Standards
  • For questions regarding this resource, please contact Arizona Department of Education.
  • Contact Name: Lauren Spenceley
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