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Planning a Cohesive Writing Curriculum

June 14, 2022



June 14, 2022

School Teacher


9:00 am - 11:00 am Central Time

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Session Occurs on Zoom





Recorded Access Until September 30, 2022

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Would you like to get a head start on planning for a stellar 2022/2023 year of writing instruction?


If so, join Leah Mermelstein for a session jam packed with practical advice on how to plan a schoolwide writing curriculum.  


During this session, Leah will address topics such as:

  • How do I ensure that my writing curriculum addresses all parts of writing instruction, including grammar and phonics?

  • How do I ensure that my writing curriculum allows for the gradual release of responsibility and gives students who need it plenty of supported practice?  

  • How do I develop learning targets for my writing units? How do I map these learning targets across the grades, ensuring that there are no gaps and/or repetitions?

  • How do I create assessments and rubrics that connect to the learning targets and answer the question: Did my students achieve what I set out for them to learn?


You’ll leave this session with plenty of concrete next steps to ensure that every child in your class/school/district  gets the  highest caliber of writing instruction


Leah Mermelstein is a well-known expert and author on the teaching of writing, reading, and language development. She is a sought-after keynote speaker at national conferences, admired for her close study of students' writing and reading development. As a literacy consultant, she works closely with school districts, teachers, and students, helping develop and deliver quality and cohesive literacy instruction. She holds a Master's degree in Cultural Diversity and Curriculum Reform and aspires to ground all of her work in creating equitable access to children and families. She lives in New Jersey, with her young daughter.


Leah Mermelstein