Course Listing

2 Day Seminars

Metacognition in the Writing Process, In Person – Summer Institute 2023


  • Delivery mode: In-person
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section



Students who struggle with written expression often benefit from a process-based, sequential model for teaching writing skills that incorporates modeling and teaching metacognition throughout each step. This process includes brainstorming, organizing (via mapping and the use of graphic organizers), rough drafting, proofreading, and final drafting. These writing strategies can be applied to paragraph, multiparagraph, and essay level writing for assignments across the curriculum. This 2-day seminar will also include techniques for oral rehearsal, paragraph framing, the use of hands-on materials, and research writing.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the common writing deficits of students with learning disabilities
  • Break down the complexity of the expository writing process
  • Demonstrate how metacognition can be modeled in ways that help students improve their writing
  • Demonstrate brainstorming techniques
  • Discuss organizing techniques and the use of graphic organizers and templates
  • Reconstruct the steps in paragraph framing, drafting and research writing
  • Develop a writing lesson incorporating all five steps in the process



This course is appropriate for educators who work at the middle and high school levels.



Materials will be provided on-site.



Participants may elect to add 1 graduate credit to this course. Graduate credit is an additional $125 and is granted by Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Course Information

10 Hours/PDPs
1 Optional Graduate Credit
Dates/Time Price
July 17-18, 2023
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Janet Parady, M.S.Ed.

Janet is the head of the language arts department at Landmark High School, and the primary author of Teaching Writing Skills: Paragraphs to Essays, as well as writing curricula used daily in language arts classes. In her years at Landmark, she has also been a tutor, teacher, and academic advisor. Janet has presented seminars for educators and parents throughout the country regarding methods for instructing all students within the language arts context, and she has been an educational consultant for several schools. She has also served as a writing instructor for Simmons University.

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