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Improving Student Writing — In the Middle (Grades 6-8)

June 22 - June 26

A one-week writing workshop for grade 6-8 ELA and social science teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators

June 22 – 26, 2020

8:30am – 3:30pm on the UCLA campus

Let’s channel middle school students’ social energy and creative ideas into crafting equally scintillating writing—across the curriculum.  We’ll create lessons that are relevant and motivating for students using a variety of texts, including informational, multi-media, visual, and more. Together, we’ll design lessons that elicit strong thesis statements supported with textual evidence. Through exercises that balance quotations with original thought, we will guide students from summary writing into deep analysis. Join us for a workshop that addresses the needs of all students, including gifted learners, among them Standard English Learners and English Learners.


Workshop Fee:   $450

Meets requirements for 1 LAUSD salary point

2 quarter units of UCLA Extension available for an additional fee

Albert Vazquez has been a social studies teacher in Los Angeles for 10 years.  He focuses on incorporating literacy and cross-content curriculum through a collaborative approach.  He has also worked extensively with ELD curriculum focused on content and language development in history.

Jason Torres-Rangel is a Los Angeles-based educator and teacher consultant of 16 years.  He currently teaches at the UCLA Community School, is a Senior Research Associate for the National Writing Project, and is on the UCLA Writing Project Leadership Team.  He was the recipient of the United Way Inspirational Teacher Award, and is a graduate of Pomona College and Harvard University.


June 22
June 26
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Mark Anthony Moreno
(310) 206-3544