Keys to Content Writing, Grades 3-6 (Live Virtual Training)

Keys to Literacy Event

Training Dates are March 3 & March 24! (This is a two day training.)


Live, Virtual Professional Development

The training presents instructional suggestions for the skills required for three kinds of writing tasks: Quick Writes, Content Learning Tasks, and Formal Writing Assignments. Specific skills for text structure at the sentence, paragraph and longer text levels are addressed for writing opinion, informational, or narrative pieces, as well as skills needed to write from sources. Participants receive sample writing templates, graphic organizers, and checklists that are included in the 320-page training book.

The training will be delivered by a Keys to Literacy expert trainer using Zoom Meeting video conferencing in real-time. Assorted interactive Zoom features will be used during each session, including breakout rooms, to enable an engaging virtual professional learning experience.

Training Description

 Topics Covered:

  •  Review of research-based best practices for teaching writing in Grades 3-6
  • Expectations of the Common Core writing standards
  • Stages in the writing process (THINK, PLAN, WRITE, REVISE)
  • Ideas for using quick writes to learn content and practice writing skills
  • Sentence and paragraph writing skills
  • Patterns of organization and related transitions
  • Text structures specific to opinion, informational, and narrative writing (i.e., introductions, conclusions, body development)
  • Writing from sources, including gathering relevant information into notes
  • Suggestions for differentiation and scaffolds to meet the needs of struggling writers
  • How to use a Writing Assignment Guide (WAG) to plan writing tasks that incorporate best instructional practices
  • Feedback and revision checklists and rubrics

 Daily Schedule

The online participation schedule will be as follows (times are EDT):

8:45-9:00 Sign in, extra help with Zoom Meeting

9:30-10:30 Session 1

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Session 2

12:15-12:45 Lunch

12:45-2:00 Session 3

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-3:30 Session 4


In order to maximize participants’ online experience, each offering will be limited to the first 35 people to register.

*Registrations received after February 19 cannot be guaranteed a book in time for the training.

Who Should Participate

Grades 3-6 classroom teachers, educators who provide support to struggling readers, literacy specialists and coaches, and administrators.

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Keys to Content Writing, Grades 3-6 (Live Virtual) (March 3-24, 2021: Virtual)
March 3-24, 2021: Virtual
$ 289.00


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During this time period when onsite, face-to-face training and coaching is not possible, we offer multiple options for accessing our literacy PD content and instructional practices.

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