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Simple Sentence & Descriptive Paragraph Writing: Teaching Students with Writing Difficulties

November 3, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NYC Charter School Center - Training Room
111 Broadway, Suite 604 New York, NY 10006

Writing is tricky. Many things must go “right” for proficient writing to occur, including handwriting, spelling, grammar/usage, organization, etc. Writing can be especially tricky for students (grades 4 to 12) struggling with sentence construction. Sentence construction is the skill of composing words into a common structure understandable to readers (e.g., simple, compound, or complex types). ┬áThis is a critical skill. ┬áThe Common Core State Standards call for students to use a variety of sentence types in their writing by the end of third grade. This session will benefit teachers of students in upper-elementary through high school grades struggling to compose complete, simple sentences. Attendees of this session will learn some research-based strategies to teach simple sentence writing and ways of extending sentences to paragraphs in short, supplemental lessons.

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