When instructors approach test preparation with broader learning goals, they can help learners build their writing skills for a range of academic and professional purposes.
Join the LINCS Community at 1 pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, for the final webinar and discussion in the Teaching Academic Writing to English Learners series, “Using Writing Test Prompts to Develop Academic Writing,” with Dr. Kirsten Schaetzel, English Language Specialist at Emory University School of Law. This webinar will cover effective instructional strategies for teaching academic writing to English learners. Participants will be able to:
- Explain the rationale for using test prompts to teach academic writing skills
- Describe what students learn from writing practice tests
- Delineate how writing test prompts can support students to develop Habits of Mind and academic writing skills
- Apply teaching strategies that prepare students for read-to-write tasks
- Design writing lessons that require students to analyze and respond to a test prompt
Prior participation is not required, so invite your colleagues! To participate, please register for “Using Writing Test Prompts to Develop Academic Writing” and join the English Language Acquisition, Reading & Writing, Teaching & Learning, or Professional Development discussion groups by visiting the LINCS Community.
If you require special accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-828-1720 ten days in advance, and we will do our best to assist you with any special requests.
As a follow-up to the webinar, Dr. Kirsten Schaetzel will lead an asynchronous discussion in the LINCS Community English Language Acquisition, Reading & Writing, Teaching & Learning, or Professional Development groups.
You are encouraged to visit the LINCS Resource Collection to access relevant, freely available materials and resources pertaining to “Using Writing Test Prompts to Develop Academic Writing”, including:
- Developing Writers: An Eight Part Professional Development Workshop 2004
- Writing Next: Effective Strategies to Improve Writing of Adolescents in Middle and High Schools
- Writing to Read: Evidence for how Writing Can Improve Reading
- Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL) Just Write! Guide
- GEAR UP Writing Webinars - Episode 3: Paraphrasing Evidence