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"Writing Matters: Developing Writing Skills for Students of All Ages" Workshop

with William Van Cleave

and co-hosted with the LDASC

Saturday, September 20, 2014

at Sandhills School, Columbia, South Carolina



Workshop Fee: (includes lunch)

$65             (person)

$55             (current IDA or LDAA members)

$35             (students with student ID)

$50             (per teacher when 5 or more register from one school)

$45             (pre-ordered text)


Registration form is attached below.

This hands-on workshop, co-hosted with LDASC, will explore useful strategies for developing students' writing skills. The presentation will begin with a brief overview of the writing research.  Participants will then focus on parts of speech and sentence parts as they apply to the act of writing.  They will learn about the components of a good lesson and strategies for developing sentence sense in student writers.  The presenter will then introduce a structured, sequential approach to teaching students how to respond to prompts, including idea generation and organization as well as the writing process itself. Participants will examine effective structures for longer essays and discuss proofreading and editing.  In this Common Core aligned workshop, participants will practice with all introduced techniques, many of which they can then apply to the very next day in their classrooms!


Participants can pre-order a copy of Van Cleave's recommended text,
Writing Matters:  Developing Sentence Skills in Students of All Ages,
at a special workshop price of $45.