Episode 1: Writing for the Social Studies Test
This webinar reviews requirements of the extended response for the 2014 GED Social Studies test. It discusses resources and activities for teaching students to successfully write their response.
Episode 3: Paraphrasing Evidence
This webinar will review strategies for paraphrasing to improve writing skills, increase comprehension of challenging reading material, and become better test-takers. We will discuss activities to scaffold writing and review the components of teaching students to paraphrase as they read academic passages. Participants will receive materials to download for classroom use.
Episode 4: Writing an Argument
In this webinar, participants will learn about the basic structure of an argument. We will explore some free online resources for finding readings about topical issues that could be used as the basis for practice with argument writing. The presenter will share some graphic organizers and sentence frames to help with scaffolding lessons. Participants will be actively engaged during this webinar and will complete a number of hands-on activities.