Course Category: Writing Composition Courses

Persuasive (Grades 9-12)

Course Description At the conclusion of this course, teachers will leave with strategies and activities that will help even struggling writers approach persuasive/argumentative writing with confidence. Handouts will expose them to the logos, pathos, and ethos rationales. Individual and group activities will allow students to polish their persuasive skills and make convincing arguments in fun …

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Expository PLUS (Grades 3-8)

Course Description In the second course of our three-day expository training series, participants will experience how to take the foundation of Expository CAFE and learn how to achieve 3’s and 4’s. OCTO Surgery will become OCTO MORE, How and Why CAFÉ will become CAFÉ PLUS, and much more! Teachers will learn to take students who …

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Literary Foundations (Grades PK-2)

Course Description The Literary Foundations course is dedicated to brain-based strategies for writing interesting, engaging compositions. Teachers participate in tactile-kinesthetic activities that teach students organization, progression, and development of ideas, including voice. Teachers are introduced to the vertical alignment of The Writing Academy process during this inservice. Teachers will be provided with strategies that are …

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How to Grade an Expository Composition

Course Description Assessing composition writing is a task that many teachers dread!  Well dread no more….register for this all-encompassing 6-hour online course and you will actually begin to look forward to grading your students’ Expository Compositions. You have complete control over your pacing and you will receive a CPE certificate upon completion. Join the online …

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Expository (Grades PK-2)

Course Description In this PK-2 Expository course, teachers will dive into expository foundations. The course will begin with thorough prompt analysis, focusing on the difference in thesis writing depending on the three types of WHY prompts. Participants will experience introductions, brainstorming, organizing of thoughts/ideas, developing thoughts/ideas, and HAT conclusions. Through tactile-kinesthetic games and activities, participants …

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Expository CAFE (Grades 3-8)

Course Description In the first course of our expository training series, teachers will dive into expository foundations. The course will begin with thorough prompt analysis, focusing on the difference in thesis writing depending on the three types of WHY prompts. Participants will experience introductions, brainstorming, organizing of thoughts/ideas, developing thoughts/ideas, and HAT conclusions. Through tactile-kinesthetic …

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