Sept 16 “Writing Matters” Workshop – partial scholarships available

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A workshop for classroom teachers and tutors of children in grades 3-12.

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Location: HawaiiUSA Credit Union (1226 College Walk – Honolulu)

Parking$3 @ credit union; limited – carpooling encouraged; alternate parking as available on-street and in nearby pay-to-park lots

Facilitator: William Van Cleave, M.A.


  • $100 Registration Fee includes lunch and workbook (Writing Matters: Developing Sentence Skills in Students of All Ages)
  • REGISTER ONLINEOnline payment processing fee will be applied.
  • School Purchase Orders accepted.
  • Partial scholarships available — CLICK HERE TO APPLY.
  • Cancellation Policy: HIDA reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to insufficient number of participants. HIDA will refund the $100 registration fee paid.
  • Withdrawal Policy: A full refund of the $100 registration fee paid less a $15 processing fee will be given to those who voluntarily withdraw prior to the day of the workshop.

Workshop Description: More often than not, students struggle at the sentence level far more than they struggle at the paragraph level. This workshop, which is aligned with the Language section of the Common Core State Standards, 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.

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