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2 Day Seminars

Metacognition in the Writing Process – Summer Institute 2020

Landmark School uses a five-step, 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, multi-paragraph, and essay level writing assignments across the curriculum. This seminar will also include techniques for oral rehearsal, paragraph framing, the use of hands-on materials, and report writing.


Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Name 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 report writing.
  • Develop a writing lesson incorporating all five steps in the process.



Appropriate for educators at the middle and high school level.



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 22-23, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm
$300 $275

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About the Instructor

Janet Parady

Janet is the head of the language arts department at Landmark High School, and the author of The Trickster in African and African-American Folktales, the Landmark tutorial training manual, and other writing curricula. 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. Janet has also served as a writing instructor for Simmons College.


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