On-Demand Constructed Response: A Step-by-Step Approach (Gr 2-8)

On-Demand Constructed Response: A Step-by-Step Approach (Gr 2-8)

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On-Demand Constructed Response: A Step-by-Step Approach (Gr 2-8)

(Old title: On-Demand Teaching Through Text: A Step-by-Step Guide to Constructed Response)

Watch and learn how to teach your students to apply analysis skills to constructed response with this on-demand teacher's course. You can view, pause, and replay this content or break your learning into bite-size sections that work with your school schedule. This flexible format makes learning easy!  

WHO: Teachers, Grades 2-8


  • Instructional tools to analyze and annotate text
  • Effectively deconstruct the prompt
  • Locate and identify evidence to support your response
  • Paraphrase and cite evidence in source texts (narrative and informational)
  • Apply analysis skills to constructed response
  • How to model the step by step process to a well written response


Required prerequisite: Background in EW Informational instruction is recommended. Each participant is required to have the corresponding Informational writing resources (digital or printed).  

  • Remember that Empowering Writers’ Informational digital guide includes a year-long HUB license that delivers digital teaching resources for an entire year of Informational writing instruction. The HUB allows for easy, online access to your Informational guide, along with a wealth of other done-for-you resources and teach-it tools to access online and use for an entire year from date of purchase.  

Objective: Learn how to apply informational skills to tasks that require students to identify and cite evidence from text.

6 hour course will:

  • Review foundational skills for application
  • Use a sample text to model the process for constructed response with a single source text
  • Introduce key comprehension questions for Informational and Opinion Genres
  • Utilize the framing questions for literary analysis
  • Model the application of the questions with specific articles or stories
  • Apply questioning techniques to assess students' ability to understand foundational skills, identify and paraphrase/cite evidence, and formulate a fluid response
  • Develop an extended response utilizing multiple source texts  


  • 6 hours of Writing instruction (taught by Master Educators) 
  • Certificate of Attendance for 6-hours of Professional Development
  • Ongoing support from the Empowering Writers’ team to ensure your success through virtual teacher talks, online chat Q&A, webinar trainings and much more!
  • Price:  $175 USD for a full day of instruction and unlimited support. Add $125 to include a year's subscription to the digital Informational HUB guide.
  • Digital Guidebook to accompany your training day.

Copyright law warning: These recordings are to be used by the purchaser only and are not to be shared or duplicated.

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