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Syntax Matters: Developing Sentence Skills in Struggling Students

Join us at camp for a workshop with author and educator William Van Cleave!

In this hands-on, interactive workshop, participants explore working on sentence-level writing with students of all ages. This workshop begins with an overview of the research concerning the cognitive demands writing places on the student writer.

Next, participants will explore parts of speech with a focus on job/function and activities designed to develop student writing. Finally, they focus particular attention on the clause, using it as the building block for all sentences. Participants examine the role syntax plays in both writing and reading comprehension. They practice with introduced concepts and develop knowledge they can implement the very next day with their students. 

Though Presenter William Van Cleave’s text, Writing Matters, is not required, if you own it, please bring it to the workshop. Copies can be purchased onsite at a discount ($45) (prior notification is required).

Instructors pursuing Certified Level in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practioners and Educators may apply these hours with permission of their supervising Fellow. (Susie van der Vorst, Fellow/AOGPE, will be in supervising).

Cost of the workshop is $160 including lunch. Lodging at camp is available: $50 for dorm room, $80 for private room, $90 for private room with balcony. Aside from lunch, food is not provided, but there communal kitchen is available. Linens are provided. 

Earlier Event: November 13
Certified Training, Level I
Later Event: November 5
Associate Level Training