Instructional Strategies

to Meet Common Core Writing Standards: Opinion/Persuasive/Argumentative

November 15, 2014

Walk-In's Welcome!

For Literacy Specialists and Classroom Teachers, Grades 3-8

with Fred Wolff

Sponsored by SERESC

About the Workshop:

During this mini-workshop, we’ll briefly examine what the CC Writing Standards demand of students and then explore in depth the various strategies teachers should incorporate into their daily instruction as well as how to apply those strategies to help students meet the expectations of opinion/persuasive/argumentative writing.


*Explain seven key strategies to teach writing

*Develop writing assignments that address CC Writing Standards

*Examine student writing and determine how to assist the writer


8:00 am Check-in and Continental Breakfast

8:30- 9:00 Program begins with a review of the ten anchor standards for writing

9:00-9:30 Review of the seven strategies teachers should use to teach writing

9:30-10:30 Opinion/persuasive/argumentative writing

10:30-10:40 Break

10:40-11:30 Informational writing

About the Presenter:

Fred Wolff has been a classroom teacher for 19 of his 24 years in public education. One of the original teachers to become involved in the New Hampshire Writing Project in 1979, he has directed a number of published anthologies of student writing. In 1992 he was awarded a Distinguished Teacher Award from the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.

In 1997 he received a Fulbright Scholarship to study education in Japan. Most recently, he produced and wrote the script for Telling Their Stories, an hour long documentary aired on PBS about holocaust survivors living in New Hampshire. In addition to teaching writing to students from third grade through high school, Fred helped launch the Student Writers Academy at the University of New Hampshire where he has taught numerous courses in the Education Department. In 2009, Pearson published his book, "The Write Direction".

He holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Boston University.

Watch Fred Wolff present now!

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Check in starts at 8:00

Breakfast at SERESC

Walk-In's Welcome!

Certificate of Attendance available for 3 Contact Hours

$75.00 per participant

For Member District Discount: See your school district administrator for a code to use when you register online.

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Bedford, NH 03110


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