Connecticut Intersection between Debate and Essay Institute

Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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Grade: 3-8

This institute will be offered for Grades 3-8 on the intersection between debate and essays. Participants will study protocols for flash-debates, ways to coach students to ‘talk in essay,’ and methods for harnessing talk as a means of raising the level of writing. They’ll also learn to use these techniques to help students with text-based writing, so that students become more adept at supporting claims with evidence from texts.


The Phonics Institute is designed for grades 3-8 educators, classroom teachers, school administrators, and curriculum specialists who are committed to turning classrooms into richly literate reading and writing workshops.


The noncredit registration fee for this institute is $650. This cost does not include meals or housing. You will be notified by e-mail if your application is accepted. Your acceptance e-mail will provide a link for payment (credit card or PO only). Please do not make any travel plans or reservations before you have been accepted into the institute.


The institute will be held at North Haven Middle School, 55 Bailey Road, North Haven, CT. For registration questions, please call TCRWP at 212-678-3104.