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Rooted in Language

Supported Writing & Editing Educator Class

Supported Writing & Editing Educator Class

Recorded Educator Class with PDF Download

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Your student is holding the pencil and sits there frozen. Maybe they even share great ideas in discussion, but when it comes to writing thoughts down, the content does not compare. Or maybe your student writes diligently, but their writing lacks depth. Writing is so complex that the list of problems can feel endless: overly simple sentences, poor spelling, weak punctuation, poor organization, decreased stamina. Writing can feel personal, so emotions may run high and leave you wondering when and what to edit. 

Writing is considered the most complex literacy skill. The flow of thought from head to hand requires students to consolidate a lot of language abilities.

This writing class gives you the tools you need to support your students. You will learn about different types of demands and which skills to practice at each level. You will also learn when and how to edit, empowering you to advance your students’ skills with kindness and respect. 

Through the Supported Writing & Editing master educator class, you will:

  • Learn writing strategies across all skill levels, from the elementary years spanning through middle school and high school
  • Apply writing strategies across various levels of writing demand — words, sentences, paragraphs, papers, and polished projects
  • Understand the importance of consistent, daily writing practice to help students achieve writing fluency
  • Build instructional and varied writing practices into your teaching routine, no matter the topic or style of writing
  • Help your students capture their ideas with explicit writing, editing, revision, and expansion methods
  • Become adept at teaching analytical writing
  • Work at your student’s level of success, building their confidence, knowledge, and skill

Your students will:

  • Learn writing & editing strategies that result in effective, fluent expression
  • Become effective self-editors 
  • Implement strategies for revision and expansion 
  • Practice a progression of skills that ultimately leads to analytical writing for composition
  • Gain stamina and strength in their writing skills
  • Develop ownership over their writing, editing process, and output
  • Become accurate and efficient readers, writers, and deep thinkers

Research continually supports the need for explicit writing instruction with editing practice. We’ll help you teach students how to engage in productive, independent writing, experience the joy of success,  and become empowered by their own written words!

All Rooted in Language products incorporate research-based methods to support students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, developmental language disorders, and other literacy-based struggles.

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Specifications

  • Recorded Educator Class
  • File count: 1 PDF
  • Page count: 46 pages
  • Video count: 2 videos
  • Instructional hours: 6.5 hours of recorded instruction
  • Grade level: 3-12
  • Ongoing access to instructional videos
  • Embedded video timestamps to quickly and easily navigate to each instructional level
  • Comprehensive Instructional Plan with strategies that can be used across all subject areas and with any text
  • Explicit demonstrations and student examples provided throughout
  • Ongoing support through Office Hours drop-in sessions
  • 1 page reproducible educator lesson plan for deep learning
  • 2 pages reproducible student resources
  • 3 page Glossary of Terms
  • Free download: 1 PDF (10 pages) Handwriting Paper

Scope

The Supported Writing & Editing educator class provides the tools for effective, scaffolded writing instruction. Teaching content includes:

  • The writing proficiency continuum
  • Writing fluency and related research
  • Three stakes of writing
  • Writing, editing, revision, and elaboration strategies; freewriting
  • Writing levels from letters to words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs, papers, and polished products
  • Practice through Intentional Copywork, Dictation & Editing
  • Writing practice in the Zone of Proximal Development*
  • Writing genres including expository, narrative, creative, technical, persuasive
  • Organizational strategies, such as tables, venn diagrams, and Cornell notes

* Adapted from the Center for Latino Achievement & Success in Education, College of Education, University of Georgia © 2015 Mellom, Weber, Gokee. Based on work by Lev Vygotsky.

License and Terms of Use

  • Class recordings and materials are licensed for the purchaser’s use with their own students only.
  • Please direct other educators to the Rooted in Language Shop to purchase the class for their own use.
  • We reserve the right to remove access to the video recording at any point, but we will provide ample warning if doing so becomes necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take this class? 

Every home educator, co-op instructor, tutor, and classroom teacher who wishes to strengthen and deepen their student’s writing skills will benefit from this class. All students need writing instruction and editing support over the course of their school years. Educators working with students who have weak written expression due to developmental language delays will gain the knowledge required to provide effective intervention. Educators working with students who have weak handwriting skills due to dyslexia or dysgraphia will find meaningful writing activities that are easily modified for different skill levels. Through deep learning with meaningful practice, you will grow your students’ reading, writing, and editing skills. 

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What age and skill levels do the strategies in this class support?

This class is designed for educators working with students who have at least acquired basic reading and writing skills (students must be able to read and write basic sentences) and are ready to grow those skills. Age-appropriate concepts included in this class are taught to students who are acquiring literacy skills (typically grades K-2) in our Pinwheels curriculum. 

With this class, you will gain an understanding of the essential areas of instruction to strengthen skills across advancing grade levels. Since every learner is progressing at their own pace, you can apply the strategies taught in this class to any text on their reading journey. Through the teachings in this class, you will be able to support your growing readers and writers using effective, scaffolded writing and editing strategies.

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Will the Supported Writing & Editing class help my student who struggles?

Yes. The content taught in this class is useful for teaching any student who is writing at the sentence-level, including students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and developmental language delays. For students with language delays, weak syntax and vocabulary are their two most likely areas of weakness that impacts their comprehension, according to research. This program follows a functional approach, using evidence-based therapeutic strategies from the field of Speech-Language therapy and designed to support these areas of weakness. 

For students with dyslexia and dysgraphia, their weak reading and writing skills interrupt their ability to coordinate all the areas of literacy needed for successful writing composition and editing — including self-monitoring skills and content organization! Using the strategies taught in this class, you will help students who struggle by teaching various writing levels using explicit and systematic instruction. The functional and therapeutic writing and editing strategies taught in this class will improve students’ attention to content, deepening their thinking and writing output.

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Rather than watch the entire class upfront, can I use the material right away? 

Yes. If preferred, you can stop the video after each new level and put your new learning into practice with your students before resuming the training. However, the class is divided into a variety of levels, each giving insight into the scope of teaching. It is best to watch the class in its entirety to gain the broadest understanding of how various levels and practices can be interwoven throughout the year, depending on your student. So even if you implement new learning as you watch, be sure to complete the class in a timely manner. Remember, you will have ongoing access to the instructional videos and can review concepts previously watched.

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What are Rooted in Language educator training classes and why do I need them?

All language arts studies rely on complex underlying language skills. Success in reading and writing requires explicit teaching strategies that cross these intertwined skill areas. We teach you methods that are effective, research-based, and supportive of all students, especially those with learning difficulties. 

Deep learning strategies for the specified content area are provided and demonstrated, so you know what to teach and how to teach it, across all age and learning levels.

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Do you offer a Certificate of Completion for continuing education?

Yes. After finishing the class, please contact us to request a Certificate of Completion. Rooted in Language will, in turn, deliver a downloadable Certificate of Completion to you within 5 business days. Your Certificate can be submitted for CEU’s; however, acceptance is subject to each governing body’s rules and approval. 

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Class Participant

I can't possibly express how grateful I am for all of the resources, classes, encouragement, insight, etc. that the entire RiL team has provided. Know that you have all truly made a difference in the learning environment in our home and in the development of my children. I feel so encouraged by you and confident in the work we are doing.

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Daneale

These classes have significantly increased my confidence in teaching all areas of language arts along with giving me some much needed homeschool mama professional development. I will say that I discovered Rooted in Language because one of my children would be classified as a struggling learner. However, I use Rooted in Language for both of my kids who are still homeschooled. My other homeschooled child is prolific and possibly gifted. Rooted in Language works well for ALL learners. Both of my kids have grown tremendously in their language arts abilities and I owe that to these classes.

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Sue

Amazing resources and support for in-depth reading and writing study! My creative 12 year-old twins are super bright, but their attempts at writing and spelling were complete gobbledy-gook. The RiL team, educator classes, products, instagram ideas, and podcasts are providing me with the tools I need to help them decipher the language and delve into deeper learning.

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Rachael

We're going on our 10th year of homeschooling and I am so thankful for all the amazing education I'm receiving! But...I was missing the Language Arts piece. I actually feared it because of the very shaky foundation I had. Then add in two dyslexic/dysgraphic kiddos and I cowered even more!!! In the 6 weeks I've known about RiL, I've immersed myself in the education I never received. So thankful, so blessed! And so excited to bring this life-changing teaching to our boys!!!

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Linda

Thank you RiL team for the reminder! I'm watching the Supported Writing & Editing class as I work on planning our year. I wanted to have goals for essays/papers this year. I needed the reminder to meet my kids at the level they're at which means our goals should be at the paragraph level...and that's ok. It's more than ok...it's just right.