Professional Development

How to Improve Student Writing by Making Language Visible


Tuesday, September 10 2019
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM


Michelle Lewis




75% of both 12th and 8th graders lack proficiency in writing.*

Teachers need a pedagogy for teaching writing that makes language visible to students. We often say “add more details,” “strengthen your argument” or “explain how you got your answer” without explicitly teaching the language to do those things. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to a pedagogy for writing that makes language visible. Walk away with a clearer understanding of the role language plays in writing and how this pedagogy can help all students improve their writing effectiveness.

In this webinar you will:

  • Demystify the myths about writing 
  • Recognize the role of language in teaching writing 
  • Discuss characteristics of effective writing pedagogy  
  • Identify stages in the Teaching and Learning Cycle

Who should attend:

  • Pre K-12 teachers
  • Teacher candidates
  • School administrators
  • Para-educators/aides

*National Center for Education Statistics, (2012), The Nation's Report Card: Writing 2011

Please note the above webinar time is in Pacific Time

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