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Supporting Students to Engage in Evidence-Based Writing is a Course

Supporting Students to Engage in Evidence-Based Writing

Started Oct 5, 2020


Full course description

This mini-course provides a detailed overview/review of evidence-based claims, including what competent evidence-based writing looks like in various forms. It considers the relationship between evidence-based writing and advancing justice through teaching, and the value for students of learning to produce competent, evidence-based writing. It then identifies some strategies for supporting students to engage in evidence-based writing and engages participants in examining some K-12 lesson plans focused on evidence-based writing and considering what content knowledge and teaching skill is required to use those plans well. In the final two sessions, participants examine and practice sections of sample novice teacher-facing lesson plans focused on preparing to teach evidence-based writing.



Monique Cherry-McDaniel, Director of ELA 

Francesca Forzani, Deputy Director


Mini-Course Schedule 

  • Session 1 (asynchronous): Available Friday, April 9, 2021, 12:00 a.m. EST 
  • Session 2 (synchronous): Friday, April 16, 2021, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST
  • Session 3 (synchronous): Friday, April 23, 2021, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST
  • Session 4 (synchronous): Friday, April 30, 2021, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021, 5:00 p.m. EST


Please read the information below before you complete your registration. 

You may register for one or more mini-courses in the virtual mini-course series and must commit to attending all sessions in each mini-course for which you register. All instruction will be provided by TeachingWorks English language arts specialists. This mini-course may require that you borrow or purchase texts that are required reading. 


This mini-course will be available on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. EST. On Monday, April 5, 2021, you will receive an email at the address you provide us at registration from TeachingWorks Director of English Language Arts Monique Cherry-McDaniel ( with instructions for accessing this mini-course. 


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