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Red Arrow Digital Storytelling: Using Technology to Write Stories (4-12)

Are you interested in creative ways to integrate writing, technology, and content curriculum? Digital storytelling is an excellent way to engage students because it allows them to use their vast technology skills to tell a story. This online course takes you from start to finish for the entire digital storytelling process. Learn how to design digital storytelling projects for all content areas allowing you to incorporate writing throughout the curriculum. Strategies and ideas are shared for story content as well as technology that can be used to produce the stories. Appropriate ways to assess digital stories will also be shared.

Red Arrow Effective Strategies for Emergent and Early Writers (PreK-3)

Are you looking for effective ways to encourage your young writers? Do you need strategies for teaching students the foundations for writing success? This online course presents a thorough review of the writing process. Teachers also learn how to address spelling and grammar in student writing. Assessment strategies, including rubrics, will also be shared.

Red Arrow Effective Strategies to Improve Student Writing (4-12)

Do your students have trouble writing expository text such as persuasive essays, research papers, and analytical essays? Are you always asking them to be more descriptive in their narrative essays? This online course focuses on key writing skills. Details and strategies for every writing domain will be shared including graphic organizers, prompts, and rubrics for scoring. Each step of the writing process will also be explored.

Red Arrow Expository Writing: Focus on Research Reports (4-12)

Do your students struggle when they have to write anything other than a narrative essay or story? This online course focuses on helping students learn how to write research reports. The focus is on teaching students organizational patterns, as well as how to develop an outline and thesis statement. Teaching students how to do research and then read and paraphrase for writing will also be emphasized. Teachers gain key assessment strategies as well.

Red Arrow Guiding Emergent and Early Struggling Writers to Success (K-2)

How can you help your struggling writers become more successful with their writing? Children often begin school excited to learn how to write, but for those who struggle, the spark is quickly diminished. If you want to put the spark back into your students’ writing, this course is meant for you! This online course is designed for teachers in grades K-2 who want to help their struggling students with key writing skills. Specific strategies will be introduced that improve student writing. Information on the writing process is shared together with specific suggestions for incorporating writing strategies such as the six traits, the use of literature , nonfiction writing, and writing across the curriculum.

Red Arrow Helping Middle Grade Struggling Writers Achieve Success (3-6)

What's black and white and red all over? A struggling writer's essay. Writing is hard work, especially for the student who struggles. This online course is designed for teachers in grades 3-6 who want to help their struggling writers with key writing skills. Specific strategies will be introduced that improve student writing. Details on the writing process will be shared together with specific suggestions for incorporating writing strategies such as the six traits, the use of literature in tandem with writing, and writing across the curriculum. Information on writing and technology as well as assessment will also be shared. 

Red Arrow Instructional Approaches for Literacy Development (PreK-3)

Are you looking for fun ways to engage your emergent or early readers and writers? This online course addresses emergent literacy skills for grades PreK-3. The instructional strategies focus on early reading and writing strategies for teachers to incorporate into their curriculum, the connection to oral language, the development of reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Assessment strategies and techniques will be thoroughly discussed. Strategies for working with struggling readers are also included.

Red Arrow Introduction to the Common Core State Standards (K-12)

Do you want to understand and learn how to implement the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics? This online course takes teachers on an in-depth tour of the Standards. By the end of this course, teachers will fully understand the scope of the Common Core State Standards and have an in-depth knowledge of what each standard means. Teachers also gain valuable guidance and procedures for implementing the Common Core State Standards in their classrooms.

Red Arrow A New Approach to Spelling Instruction (K-6)

Is spelling the most boring subject you teach? This online course is designed for educators interested in learning a variety of ways to teach essential spelling skills to their students. Spelling is an essential and complex skill and an important component of the overall language arts curriculum. Instead of looking at spelling as a memorization process, spelling should be thought of as a building block of literacy development. Teachers will learn a variety of proven ways to increase students’ spelling skills using interactive, developmental, and fun activities!

Red Arrow Preparing Students for the Common Core Assessments (K-12)

Are you ready to administer the new Common Core assessments in your classroom? This online course helps teachers understand the impact of the Common Core Assessments and how they influence teaching strategies, curriculum design, and non-summative assessment methods. The course also provides detailed information on important shifts from standardized testing to the new assessments that impact the way lessons are developed and taught. Teachers also gain important strategies for helping students prepare for the Common Core Assessments, including study and test-taking tips. A multitude of resources, including sample test items, are included as well to ensure the teacher has the tools and information necessary to prepare for the Common Core Assessments.

Red Arrow Six Traits of Writing (K-6)

Do you want to better understand the six traits of writing? This online course teaches you all the basics you need to get started. You will find a detailed course section for each trait along with excellent ideas for using literature to help teach each of the six traits of writing. A variety of assessment strategies are also shared.

Red Arrow Write On! Understanding the Kindergarten Common Core Writing Standards (K)

Do you want to better understand and be able to successfully implement the Common Core Writing Standards at the kindergarten level? This online course helps teachers fully understand the scope of the Common Core Standards and gain an in-depth knowledge of the specific Writing Standards at the kindergarten level. Teachers also gain valuable classroom ideas including using writer’s workshop, the writing process, technology that promotes writing, and appropriate writing assessment strategies.

Red Arrow Write On! Understanding the First Grade Common Core Writing Standards (1)

Do you want to better understand and be able to successfully implement the Common Core Writing Standards at the first grade level? This online course helps teachers fully understand the scope of the Common Core Standards and gain an in-depth knowledge of the specific Writing Standards at the first grade level. Teachers also gain valuable classroom ideas including using writer’s workshop, the writing process, technology that promotes writing, and appropriate writing assessment strategies.

Red Arrow Write On! Understanding the Second Grade Common Core Writing Standards (2)

Do you want to better understand and be able to successfully implement the Common Core Writing Standards at the second grade level? This online course helps teachers fully understand the scope of the Common Core Standards and gain an in-depth knowledge of the specific Writing Standards at the second grade level. Teachers also gain valuable classroom ideas including using writer’s workshop, the writing process, technology that promotes writing, and appropriate writing assessment strategies.

Red Arrow Write On! Understanding the Third Grade Common Core Writing Standards (3)

Do you want to better understand and be able to successfully implement the Common Core Writing Standards at the third grade level? This online course helps teachers fully understand the scope of the Common Core Standards and gain an in-depth knowledge of the specific Writing Standards at the third grade level. Teachers also gain valuable classroom ideas including using writer’s workshop, the writing process, technology that promotes writing, and appropriate writing assessment strategies.

Red Arrow Write On! Understanding the Fourth Grade Common Core Writing Standards (4)

Do you want to better understand and be able to successfully implement the Common Core Writing Standards at the fourth grade level? This online course helps teachers fully understand the scope of the Common Core Standards and gain an in-depth knowledge of the specific Writing Standards at the fourth grade level. Teachers also gain valuable classroom ideas including using writer’s workshop, the writing process, technology that promotes writing, and appropriate writing assessment strategies.

Red Arrow Write On! Understanding the Fifth Grade Common Core Writing Standards (5)

Do you want to better understand and be able to successfully implement the Common Core Writing Standards at the fifth grade level? This online course helps teachers fully understand the scope of the Common Core Standards and gain an in-depth knowledge of the specific Writing Standards at the fifth grade level. Teachers also gain valuable classroom ideas including using writer’s workshop, the writing process, technology that promotes writing, and appropriate writing assessment strategies.

Red Arrow Writer's Workshop in the Elementary Classroom (K-6)

Have you always wanted to start a writer's workshop program in your classroom but were not sure how to begin? This online course gives you all the basics including management tips and suggestions. Writing domains and the writing process are also emphasized. teachers will also gain valuable resources for using literature to enhance a writer's workshop program.

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