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QISD Hosts the Writing Academy
Quitman Elementary School
Posted On: Wednesday, January 23, 2019


This week, Quitman ISD PreK-8th grade reading and English teachers, along with teachers from twelve other districts in our region, participated in the second week of professional development provided by The Writing Academy from Kemah, TX. This comprehensive, brain-compatible writing process developed by classroom teacher, Randi Whitney, is a part of the district’s initiative to increase all students’ writing abilities. Creating a love for writing, along with improving scores on assessments such as STAAR, ACT/SAT, and AP, and preparing students for college and careers is the goal of this training.

The professional development components consists of PreK-2 Parts of Speech, Grammar, and Punctuation, Grades 3-8 Editing Essays, and Grades 3-8 Revising Essays. The Writing Academy has created techniques and strategies to assist teachers with the instructional writing process. More importantly for the teachers and students, creating a common vocabulary from PreK-12th grade regarding the writing process.

Feedback from the Quitman ISD teachers as well as the visiting teachers has been extremely positive, with many stating it’s the best training they’ve ever had!






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