Franklin Township Community School Corporation’s Anna Cook, Special Programs Coordinator (High Ability, ENL, Title I) hosted the Indiana Teachers of Writing conference. This year’s conference titled, “Framing the Argument Based on ELA Standards: Where to Begin with Helping Students Respond to Informational Text” was attended by 92 participants from across the state. The session included a presentation on argument and informational texts with breakout sessions for primary, upper elementary/intermediate, middle school, high school, and college level. A facilitator for each session led the group discussion on how genres of information, the variety of connections students can make, and the critical element of multiple perspectives of the argument and informational text look in grade-specific classroom.
It is the mission of Indiana Teachers of Writing to promote collaborative inquiry into writing instruction, the work of writing students, and the classrooms that nurture writers, and Franklin Township Community Schools is proud to have had a role in helping achieve that mission.
This post was created in collaboration with Dr. Sheila Sherman, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Franklin Township Community School Corporation.