From Words to Works:Developing Writing Skills in Students Grades 6-12

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Agency: CESA 8
Agency Contact: Darla Brink
Agency Assistant: Betty Kaliebe 920-855-2114 Ext. 252
Location: CESA 8
223 West Park Street
Gillett, WI 54124
Facility: Aspen
10/26/2017 09:00 AM - 03:29 PM

Jan. 26, 2017 - From Words to Works: Developing Writing Skills in Students Grades 6-12 with William Van Cleave
 9 AM-3:30 PM

This hands-on workshop 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 sentence parts as they apply to the act of writing.  They will learn about the components of a good lesson, work with strategies for developing sentence sense in student writers, and discuss techniques for incorporating sentence writing activities into existing curricula. 

The presenter will then introduce a structured, sequential approach to developing foundational paragraph skills in struggling writers. Participants will practice with idea generation, organization, and the components of paragraphs. Participants will briefly examine effective structures for longer essays with particular attention paid to three key genres: narrative, informative, and argument. 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!

Early Bird Registration (must register by November 1, 2016 for discount)
$125 per person, per workshop, for any CESA 8 CIA or Literacy Center Member School District. $150 after 11/1/16.
$250 per person, per workshop, for non-member school districts; $300 if registered after 11/1/16

Please note that cancellations for this workshop must be made 7 days in advance to receive reimbursement. No shows will be charged.



DIETARY ACCOMMODATIONS: Due to varied dietary restrictions, CESA 8 cannot guarantee that all special dietary accommodations can be met. CESA 8 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary restrictions with advance notice, but please plan accordingly. CANCELLATION POLICY: Any registration cancellation must be received 7 days prior to the scheduled date to receive a refund or avoid invoicing. CESA 8 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA 8 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. Registered participants not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 8 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment or inclement weather. Participants will be notified via email through if a cancellation occurs. Please make sure all of your contact information is correct in