Presenter: Sue Meyer, Educational Consultant
Intended Audience: Upper Elementary, Junior High, High School special educators, including ELL teachers
Activity Description: Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) writing strategies are part of an evidenced based instructional program designed to help students meet the rigorous demands of a diverse educational setting. This session will address the explicit evidence-based instruction necessary for foundational writing skills and gram-mar. Fundamentals of Sentence Writing will cover 14 components of basic grammar and simple sentences. Proficiency in Sentence Writing will focus on essential concepts to writing simple compound, complex and compound-complex sentences. Examples of generalization and application to the content curriculum will be shared. These strategies can be implemented as remedial strategies or as a comprehensive intervention.
Learning Objectives: Participants will:
- Increase understanding of how to teach foundational skills in grammar
- Learn how to implement the essential components of the writing strategies aligned with ELA standards
- Learn how to implement the strategies within the context of core writing curriculum based on data and student needs
- Learn how to collect data samples for progress monitoring based on mastery learning.
PD Hours: 6.0
Registration: 8:15 am to 8:30 am
Session: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (One hour lunch - on your own)
Any person with with a licence through Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is required to enter their Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN) when registering for this class. You can find your number by logging into the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS)
Register by February 12th to ensure availability of instructional materials.