Academic writing, an aspect of academic discourse, is a required skill for secondary students to advance to honors and AP courses and necessary for success in higher education and the workplace. Beyond these practical benefits, however, writing has potential to support development of students’ personal as well as academic and career goals. However, many students from non-dominant backgrounds consistently do not meet expectations in academic writing, due to lack of opportunity in effective instruction and authentic engagement in consistent, meaningful writing.
This two-day workshop is designed for teachers who have large enrollments of students who might be considered “novice” writers: students who are not meeting expectations for academic writing in grades 6-12. The workshop will include hands-on practices that will help educators walk away with ready-made materials to use in their classrooms.
Paula Carbone is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education at Rossier. Her research interests center on teacher preparation in secondary, urban contexts. She is also an expert in the area of promoting equity and access in urban education through literacy, specifically policy implications and academic writing.