STATE-MANDATED TESTS:
GETTING THE SCORES THROUGH AUTHENTIC TEACHING

(a 2-day, 3-day, 5-day, or 10-day workshop)

(This may be offered in consecutive days or an optional split.)

Structure versus formula for authentic reading and writing
• Developing reading and writing stamina
• Learning theories/integrating instruction
• Gist/Main idea, Summary
• Transitions
• Inference
• Graphics and How to Read/Interpret Them
• Writing Genres
• Characterization, Elements of a Narrative
• Sentences: Combining, Fragments, Run-ons, Comma Splices, Variations, Length
• Proofreading
• English Usage: Capitalization, Punctuation, Contractions, Verb Tenses, Verb Agreement, Homonyms, Appropriate Word Choice
• Voice
• Depth
• Responding to Open-Ended Prompts, Linking Prompts Thematically
• Daily Reading/Writing Connections
• Multicultural Texts
• Organization, Coherence, Elaboration (Layering), Logical Progression of Ideas
• Textual References