Course Listing

2 Day Seminars

Scaffolding Written Language For Elementary and Middle School Students, In-Person – Summer Institute 2022


  • Delivery mode: In-person. All guidelines around Covid-19 protocols 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, composing simple and complex sentences, and writing single- and multi-paragraph compositions will all be discussed.

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 middle 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 20-21, 2022
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Geoff Russell, M.S.Ed.

Geoff has been at Landmark School since 2007 and has served in a number of roles. Currently, he is the language arts assistant department head, and classroom teacher at the Landmark Elementary/Middle School. As assistant department head, he oversees the curriculum and classes in the language arts program. In addition he teaches middle school language arts classes. He holds a B.A. from Keene State College and a M.S.Ed from Simmons University.


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