In an increasingly time-sensitive learning environment, finding extra minutes to differentiate student instruction can be difficult for teachers. Particularly with respect to writing instruction, early learners’ abilities vary dramatically, making differentiation an essential goal for teachers everywhere. But where do you start?
According to the 2011 Nation’s Report Card™ there is a positive increase in the amount of time being spent on language arts instruction in classrooms across the country. Nonetheless, most teachers continue to crave simple, effective strategies to improve writing proficiency scores in their states. That’s why we are presenting The Four Square Writing Method by Judith Gould and Evan Jay Gould (Gould, 1999). It is an easy way to differentiate writing instruction, and can be incorporated into your lesson plans in no time at all!
Register For Our Webinar on The Four Square Writing Method Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. EST!
Join Marygrove College’s Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT) Academic Director, Dr. Diane S. Brown and Department of Education Assistant Professor Dr. Mary Anne Dalton, CSJ as they discuss this research-tested strategy… that gets results. You’ll see how a simple sheet of folded paper can transform into a wonderful writing tool, appropriate for students of every every grade level.
Marygrove MAT Academic Director Dr. Diane Brown walks you through The Four Square Writing Method process and answers your questions about differentiated writing instruction.
•How Four Square can address students who may differ in abilities by as much as three to five years!
•Why it’s important to motivate students to organize their thoughts quickly and easily for writing coherence.
Topics covered in this 30-minute webinar:
•How to use graphic organizers for effective writing instruction.
•How to use this writing strategy across curriculum and grade level.
•How this method reinforces relationships between ideas in a text. And much more!
Meet our Presenters:
Dr. Diane Brown has been the Academic Director for Marygrove College’s Master in the Art of Teaching Program for the last five years, and has 21 years of experience in the trenches as a K-12 teacher in both public and private institutions. Her teaching assignments have taken her all over the country, from a Navajo reservation in Arizona to a group of non-speaking 10th grade Russian students!
Sister Mary Anne Dalton is Assistant Professor for Marygrove College’s Department of Education, with a career that spans nearly 50 years in education. She taught high school English, Speech and Drama for 12 years, and still loves learning and teaching.
Both women have dedicated their lives and careers to education. Not to mention, both women whole-heartedly subscribe to taking swift action when something needs to be done to help students. Don’t miss this passionate demonstration!