Casey Olsen

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:20am CDT

An overview of the National Writing Project’s College-Ready Writers Program is given. Then an approach to teaching students how to write a detail research report using five parts is discussed. The five parts: Part One - Introduce the Issue, Part Two - Research & Methods, Part Three - Your Findings, Part Four - Analysis, Part Five - Conclusion & Recommendations.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:55am CDT

Making a case in an opinion editorial as a mini-unit is discussed. A planning document becomes the focus of the discussion on how to guide students through their op-ed's. Casey then goes through some of his students work to look in more detail at how the op-ed mini-unit was executed within his classroom.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 12:45pm to 1:50pm CDT

Exploration of the National Writing Project's College-Ready Writers Program website, along with a discussion about the resources provided by them and how to utilize it.

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