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From Words to Works: “Developing Writing Skills in Students Who Struggle” @ Online
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Two-day workshop on October 3rd & October 10th.
9:00am – 12:15pm (Login begins at 8:45am PDT)
Register today! Limited to 50 attendees.


This interactive workshop examines the cognitive demands of the writing process to frame a discussion about writing instruction.

Focusing on parts of speech and sentence parts as they apply to the act of writing, participants 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. Participants in this workshop then learn a structured, sequential approach to teaching the basic and expanded paragraph, including idea generation, categorization, and composing. They discuss and practice with the editing process. Participants leave this workshop with hands-on strategies they can implement with their students the very next day.

William Van Cleave, M.A. is an internationally recognized author and speaker, whose specialities include morphology and written expression. William has presented on effective teaching practices both in the United States and abroad since 1995.



Who should attend this workshop:

  • Parents / Caregivers
  • General Education / Special Education Teachers
  • Dyslexia Practitioners, Therapists and CALTs
  • Administrators
  • Higer Education
  • Teacher Credentialing Candidates

After you register for this October 3rd & 10th workshop, the webinar link and the handouts will be emailed to you on September 30th. Registered participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from IDA NorCal after attending the 2-day workshop.