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From Words to Works: Developing Writing Skills in Struggling Students of All Ages

Event Name: From Words to Works: Developing Writing Skills in Struggling Students of All Ages
Sponsor: ESC Region 15, Texas ALTA - West, JPW Learning Center
Type: Continuing Education
Chapter: N/A
Contact Hours: 6
Dates / Times: Wednesday, October 23, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Description: In this hands-on, interactive workshop, Van Cleave first uses current research on writing to help participants understand the issues confronting struggling writers. With this framework in place, participants then develop an understanding of syntax. They learn about the components of a good lesson and strategies for developing sentence sense in student writers. They examine parts of speech as a method of understanding the way words interact with each other and sentence parts as building blocks for creating different kinds of sentences. In the final component of this workshop, participants work with basic and expanded paragraph skills. They learn a structured, sequential approach to teaching the basic and expanded paragraph, including idea generation, categorization, and writing topic, supporting, and concluding sentences as well as transitions. Connections to genre writing will be introduced as well. At all levels of the workshop, participants practice with the elements introduced and leave with strategies they can use with their students the very next day!
Registration / More Info Link: None Provided
Presenter(s): William Van Cleave
Cost: 0 for Region 15 participants,
Contact: Dedra Carter

325-481-4036
Location: Education Service Center, Region 15
612 S. Irene
San Angelo, TX 76903
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