Moving ELs Forward on the STAAR/EOC Writing

Moving ELs Forward on the STAAR/EOC Writing

When & Where:

March 11, 2021

8:30 am – 3:30 pm CST

Remote Learning via Zoom*

Presented by: Natalia Heckman & Allison Hand

*Zoom links will be provided in confirmation email

What it is:

This workshop outlines simple steps that will make the essay writing portion of the STAAR/EOC assessment less threatening. Participants will explore approaches for elementary and secondary ESL and ELA teachers to scaffold instruction and boost students’ performance on the essay portion of the STAAR/EOC. The workshop includes an opportunity to examine the required elements of the essays and learn how to help students incorporate these elements into their writing. 

Participants will receive a resource that includes items such as
  • Sample Persuasive or Expository Writing Unit with lesson examples
  • Sample graphic organizers, sentence stems, and paragraph frames
  • Sample color-coding and revision activities