Course Listing

2 Day Seminars

Instructional Strategies to Support Written Expression in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms, In-Person – Summer Institute 2021

If you are signing up for this section, you are signing up for an in-person section with a limited number of spaces. This course is only available in the in-person format with a limited number of spaces.



  • Event type: Two-day seminar
  • Section delivery mode: In-person. All recommended guidelines around social distancing, masks, hand washing, etc. will be followed and communicated to participants.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section.



In this seminar, participants will learn strategies for helping students put their thoughts into writing. Specifically, methods for developing thematic units and vocabulary, simple and complex sentences, and strategies for single- and multi-paragraph compositions will all be discussed. Handouts and templates will be provided.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • define the writing demands placed on students
  • identify and explain the importance of oral rehearsal prior to writing
  • implement scaffolded techniques in the classroom to enhance students’ writing both at the sentence and paragraph level



This course is appropriate for educators at the elementary and early middle school levels.



All necessary materials will be shared electronically or provided on-site.

Course Information

10 Hours/PDPs
Optional graduate credit for an additional fee of $125
Dates/Time Price
July 19-20, 2021
8:30am - 3:00pm Eastern

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Peter Harris

Peter Harris has been at Landmark since 1998 and has taught in both the elementary and middle school programs. He is currently the co-chair of the language arts department, and he is the director of the Landmark Summer Program. Peter has presented written expression seminars for educators and parents throughout the country.

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