Talking to Tara today was so much fun because she is a writing teacher who doesn’t just want the confidence to teach a clear writing framework to her students. She wants to consistently push them and enhance their writing skills all year long.
I think that so many ELA teachers dread teaching evidence-based writing because it can be very overwhelming to students. It’s no secret that literary analysis is difficult, and it is not uncommon to assign, instruct, and grade these writing pieces as quickly as possible–often only once or twice per year–because they are so emotionally draining for everyone involved.
But teaching writing shouldn’t be that way! And when Tara took a new position as a sixth grade teacher, she knew she wanted to walk into her classroom feeling prepared to provide quality writing instruction that would give her students the basics, but also push them to grow as writers over the course of the year.
Our writing course, Writing Instruction: A Proven Approach, gives every teacher the tools to provide high-quality and organized instruction that can (and should) be used over and over throughout the year to teach the evidence-based writing basics, help students understand and eventually intuitively use the framework, and push students’ critical thinking and writing abilities.
Listen in to today’s episode to hear how Tara uses our writing framework and course materials to continually help her students grow as writers and thinkers in her classroom.
Tune in to hear:
- [03:35] Tara’s teaching story
- [05:02] What writing instruction looked like in Tara’s classroom before taking the course Writing Instruction: A Proven Approach
- [08:50] Why Tara decided to enroll in our writing course
- [11:15] How our evidence-based writing framework changes the game for students
- [12:45] How to continually challenge your students and enhance their writing all year long
- [15:05] Ways to practice evidence-based writing skills without a pencil and paper!
- [16:20] A specific example of how our writing course has improved Tara’s students’ writing
We are so happy to hear it! Providing a little on-the-go inspiration was our intention! Check in with us and let us know how we can help!
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