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A Balancing Act: Writing Workshop and PARACC Writing Expectations, Grades 3-12
December 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm$149
As teachers, we want our students to become expert writers and to learn how to use the written word to communicate their thoughts creatively and with great skill. At the same time, we want to make sure we are successfully preparing them for what will be expected of them when they take the PARACC exam. This event will help you do both!
As the NJPSA/FEA describes the event: “Learn new strategies about how to transform your classrooms into rich, engaging and authentic writing environments while carving a niche for PARCC writing expectations and test preparation. Participants will:
-Create a balance between writing workshop and PARCC prep work within curriculum calendars and placing guides that is fluid and connected to previous learning;
-Understand the goals in a writing workshop framework that encourage high-quality writing;
-Understand the relationship between the NJ standards, the teaching of writing, and PARCC writing expectations;
-Learn how performance assessments and learning progressions guide future writing instruction”