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Lift Overall Literacy Through Centering Writing Instruction

Reading and writing skills are closely linked, and by understanding that fact, educators can raise literacy achievement through explicit, structured writing instruction. In this informative webinar, you will learn how to effectively teach centered writing to increase student success.

Attendees will learn:

  • The research that supports explicit, structured writing instruction
  • Strategies for planning and revision
  • Teaching self-regulation with self-talk and think alouds
  • The best way to use collaborative practice

And much more!

Leslie Laud

Leslie Laud

Dr. Leslie Laud received her doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia University where she studied data-informed decision making, structured language instruction (Orton-Gillingham) and self-regulation theory. She has worked as a special educator, learning specialist then staff developer, focused on structured writing instruction. Dr. Laud taught graduate courses at Columbia University and Mass General Hospital, and is currently running an empirical research study on structured ways to teach sentence writing. She is the author of multiple journal articles.

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