Serving the counties of Baldwin, Hancock, Johnson, Putnam, Washington & Wilkinson

Thinking Maps: Write from the Beginning...and Beyond (Narrative Writing 6-8)
Hours: 6.00 / Tuition: $100 / Non Oconee RESA Fee: $200.00
Status: OPEN / Maximum Size: 25
Instructor: Paulene Roberson
Date: 10/4/2021 Time: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: - Online Class Tennille, Ga (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 10/1/2021


Course Description

Effective writing starts with clear thinking. Build the writing skills your students will need for college and career success with Write from the Beginning…and Beyond.

This developmental, vertically aligned K-12 writing curriculum is rigorous enough to serve as the backbone of instruction for an entire district. It builds on the power of Thinking Maps to establish a school-wide focus on effective writing across all grade levels and content areas. With Write from the Beginning…and Beyond, teachers don’t just follow a program—they build their capacity as writing teachers. Our whole-school approach helps students internalize the skills and strategies used by effective writers, so they can apply them in academic discourse wherever their paths take them.


Domain-based resources for Narrative Writing includes:

  • A comprehensive writing curriculum that meets GSE & Georgia Milestones Assessment
  • Response to Text
  • Focus on critical thinking and self-evaluation skills
  • Step-by-step training differentiated to meet the specific needs of each grade and student
  • An easy-to-follow Teacher Manual with direct, explicit instruction, including developmental rubrics and more than one hundred mini-lessons designed to address the essential criteria of effective writing
  • Strategies for differentiated instruction according to students’ individual needs  


Target Audience:
Instructional Facilitators/Coaches
Curriculum Directors (Grades K-8) 

Note:  Upon request, can do training for individual schools or districts.

Class Notes


This class has been closed.


Substitute Training has a different registration and cancellation policy.

Registration Policy
Registration for courses must be received prior to the registration deadline. Your registration status will remain pending until we have received approval from your system Professional Learning Coordinator and registration fee. The registration fee must be submitted immediately. 

If you choose PERSONAL PAY as your payment method, you must submit a money order or cashier's check to pay for this class prior to the first day of class.

If you choose DISTRICT/SYSTEM PAY as your payment method, the district must submit a system check to pay for the class. Please make payable to Oconee RESA and send to address below.

Oconee RESA 
206 South Main Street
Tennille, GA 31089

Withdrawal/Cancellation Policy
Notification of cancellation for any course must be received prior to the registration deadline. Registration fees are refundable only if cancellation is received before the registration deadline. Withdrawals/Cancellations received after the registration deadline will not be accepted and fees will not be refundable. 


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Tennille, Georgia 31089

Phone: 478-552-5178

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