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Writing Matters: Developing Sentence Skills in Students of All Ages
Date: Friday - October 21, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Sgro Athletic Complex
For specific details and to register, visit www.carolinaday.org/keyevent
More often than not, students struggle at the sentence level far more than they struggle at the paragraph level; teachers ignore this fact if they move directly to practicing prompts for assessments. This workshop will first examine the cognitive demands placed on the struggling writer. Then it will focus on parts of speech and sentence parts as they apply to the act of writing. Participants will learn about the components of a good lesson and strategies for developing sentence sense in student writers. They will 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. They will practice with the elements introduced and model the strategies suggested.