This session trains teachers in the technique of Everybody Writes. Consistently using Everybody Writes in the classroom supports students in thinking more deeply and producing higher quality writing. Specifically, this session leads participants in a deep study of Formative Writing, one of three types of academic writing, designed to allow students to develop their thinking through writing. The session emphasizes the development and implementation of Formative Writing Prompts, as well as how to support students in regularly revising their writing.
Through analysis of master teachers’ techniques and deep practice, participants in the session will:
- Plan and practice delivering Formative Writing prompts
- Plan Front the Writing moments within a lesson: Formative Writing prompts that precede discussion
- Plan prompts to facilitate effective and consistent student revision
Our goal is for you to save time that you would otherwise spend creating a PD session from scratch and dive deep into the small concrete actions that advance your teachers’ skills from good to great. The Plug and Play provides you with:
✓ A fully customizable PowerPoint presentation with embedded videos of Everybody Writes in action
✓ Facilitator notes for what to say and do for each slide
✓ Detailed analysis of 8 video clips (including a montage of multiple teachers from various grade levels)
✓ Carefully designed practice activities
✓ 2 video clips of TLAC team members modeling the practice activities
✓ Participant Handouts for interactive note taking
✓ Next steps to ensure what’s learned in the session carries over to classrooms
100 Level: No Prerequisites
This module can be used by any school. It does not require leader experience with or school-wide implementation of Teach Like a Champion techniques.