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Workshop Overview

  • Conflict Resolution / Sizing Up the Situation
    • Identifying Problems, Assessing Causes, Suggesting Solutions
    • Confirming Reasons Why Learning Superb Writing Skills are Important & Relevant in “Real Life”
  • The Difference Between Good Writers and Great Writers
  • Five (5) Universal Essay Requirements
    • The Scoring Rubric, State Objectives & The Standardized Model
  • Capitalization Rules & Punctuation Opportunities
  • Three (3) Necessary Steps for Mastery
  • Basic Writing Class Definitions
    • Leveling the Classroom Playing Field
  • Composition Techniques & More Literary Terminology
    • Defining, Understanding and Applying
  • Appreciating the Flow of Words, Thoughts, Ideas and Opinions
    • Discovering Your Voice, Transferring Your Attitude and Applying Your Creativity to Paper
  • Confidence Building
  • Spelling Tips
  • A Writer’s Secret Weapons
    • Useful Vocabulary Options
  • The Parts of Speech
    • Comprehensive Sentence Diagramming and Structuring
  • Constructing Meaningful Sentences
  • Avoiding Fragments and “Run-Away” Sentences
  • Writing Modality Review
    • Narrative, Descriptive, Persuasive, Compare/Contrast, How-To, Expository, Informative
  • Graphic Organizers
    • Turning Intimidating Topics into Do-Able, Dancing Details
  • The Writing Process
    • Collecting, Selecting, Connecting, Inspecting & Correcting
  • Putting It All Together
    • The Essay! The Beauty! The Magic!......... The First Draft!
  • Editing and Revision
    • (There IS a Difference…you know?)
  • The Bottom Line
    • Merging District Expectations with Student Ability, Grammar Styles and The Composition

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