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Upper Elementary Advanced Institute

For Teacher-Leaders in Grades 4, 5, & 6


PD Objective:

To train Grade 4,5, and 6 teacher-leaders to use high-quality, National Writing Project-developed resources on source-based argument writing.



  • Indepth training in implementing source-based argument mini-units into curriculum
  • two days training (July 10 & 11, 2018) with periodic follow-up meetings and in-classroom coaching throughout the school year (for a total of 30 hours PD)
  • Support for skills based instruction in argument writing
  • Support for planning instruction and connecting to TEKS
  • Tools for evaluating student writing and growth


Benefits for Teachers:

  • Stipend for participating teachers
  • Opportunities to co-facilitate professional development using these resources
  • Affiliation with the National Writing Project, the nation's premier professional development organization for writing instruction
  • Contributing to a national study on effective writing instruction


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