NJSHA / NJIDA Annual Conference
NJSHA/NJIDA Annual Spring Joint Conference is a joint venture between The New Jersey Speech-Language Hearing Association and the NJ Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, to present a one day conference that will benefit the wide range of members for both associations.
2013 NJSHA/NJIDA Spring Conference
March 13, 2013
at The Westwood
Anita Archer, PhD
Written Expression Instruction: Narratives, Informative Text, Opinions
Anita Archer, PhD serves as an educational consultant to state departments, county agencies, and school districts on explicit instruction and literacy instruction. She has taught elementary and middle school students and is the recipient of 10 Outstanding Educator awards. Dr. Archer has served on the faculties of San Diego State University, the University of Washington, and the University of Oregon. She is nationally known for her presentations and publications on instructional procedures and literacy instruction and has co-authored numerous curriculum materials with Dr. Mary Gleason, including the REWARDS reading and writing intervention programs (Sopris Learning). Most recently, Dr. Archer wrote a textbook on explicit instruction with Dr. Charles Hughes entitled Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching (Guilford, 2011).
Composing written products is a demanding skill for any individual, but is particularly difficult for struggling students. Dr. Archer will present a model that divides written expression instruction into two components: 1) teaching the attributes of the written product utilizing a standard-based rubric and illustrating it with an example (WHAT), and 2) teaching the
process of writing (Plan, Write, Edit, Revise, Share) using writing frames, strategies, and think sheets to scaffold the writing process (HOW). These instructional components will be demonstrated with a number of written genres that reflect the demands of the state standards. Throughout the day, an emphasis will be placed on the importance of oral language to the act of writing and the scaffolding of academic language for all students.
At the completion of this event, participants will be able to determine the critical attributes of a specific genre, design rubrics consistent with descriptions in the Common Core State Standards, illustrate a rubric with examples and non-examples, provide explicit instruction on the writing process and explain the use of academic language across instructional lessons.
Big Ideas Concerning Writing Instructions and the Common Core Standards
Leg Stretch Break
Introducing Critical Attributes Using a Rubric and Examples
Lunch – provided
Scaffolding the Writing Process Using Language-Based Strategies
2: 00 PM
|Leg Stretch Break|
Scaffolding the Writing Process Using Think Sheets (specialized graphic organizers) and the Language Skills of Students
DEADLINE for registration is February 27, 2013.
There will be no registration at the door.
DISCOUNT: School Districts can send five teachers for the price of 4. Please submit the five registration forms together.
For additional information or membership applications, please call:
NJSHA (888) 906-5742
NJIDA (908) 876-1179
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