Recording of Joan Sedita: The Writing Rope: A Framework for Evidence-Based Writing Instruction Webinar

  • $45.00

Presenter:  Joan Sedita


This is a per person fee. This recording that will be available for one month.  After purchasing, you will receive an email with the subject line "your downloads are ready." This email includes the PDF with the links to the recording, the evaluation, and any handouts. 


This webinar presents an overview of The Writing Rope model for writing instruction (Sedita, 2019) that represents multiple components of writing instruction as strands in a rope. An explanation with references to research findings will be provided for the five strands: 

1) Critical Thinking (generating ideas and information, stages of the writing process)

2) Syntax (syntactic awareness, sentence elaboration, punctuation)

3) Text Structure (narrative, informational, opinion; paragraph structure; patterns of organization

4) Writing Craft (awareness of task, audience, purpose; word choice; literary devices

5) Transcription (spelling and handwriting fluency). 

The importance of integrating reading and writing instruction, including a comparison of Scarborough’s Reading Rope and The Writing Rope, will also be addressed. This session  is appropriate for those working with students in Grades: K - 6. 


Joan Sedita is the founder of Keys to Literacy, a literacy professional development organization working across the United States. Joan has been in the literacy field for over 40 years as a teacher, administrator, and teacher trainer. She is the creator of The Writing Rope framework, and has authored multiple literacy professional development programs, including The Key Comprehension Routine, The Key Vocabulary Routine, Keys to Beginning Reading, Keys to Content Writing, Keys to Early Writing, and Understanding Dyslexia. Beginning in 1975, she worked for 23 years at the Landmark School, a pioneer in the development of literacy intervention programs. Joan was one of the three lead trainers in MA for the Reading First Program and was a LETRS author and trainer. Joan received her M.Ed. in Reading from Harvard University and her B.A. from Boston College. 

CREDITS: This training offers 2 cont. ed. hours for all, and Certificate Maintenance Hours (CMHs) for Speech Language Pathologists. ASHA accepts CMHs towards the 30 hours needed for re-certification. 

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