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DuBard School for Language Disorders

Writing Workshop

 Liven Up Your Students' Sentences with Grammar Instruction

February 6-7, 2020

Presented by Charles Haynes, Ed.D., CCC-SLP; and Leslie Laud, Ph.D.
1.1 CEUs, Educator, ALTA and ASHA 
(intermediate level, professional area) 

Regular Registration - $225
Late Registration - $275 (after January 23, 2020)
Southern Miss CEUs - $20 


Sentence-level skills are at the heart of narrative and expository writing. Learn latest research-based methods for supporting all students in independently, naturally and fluently crafting beautiful, meaning-rich sentences. Support students in deeply understanding what a sentence is (and is not), how sentences work, and how to avoid run-ons or fragments. Lead students through a structured, scaffolded, flexible sequence of instruction. See examples of how to differentiate this instruction as you go, based on assessing students’ ongoing writing samples. Avoid an isolated grammar focus by embedding this instruction right into meaningful writing experiences. View sentence grammar not as a set of rules, but as an exciting palette of choices students can make to impact their reader’s experience and express their voices. Develop fluency through short skill sprint games (10 min. daily) designed to help students internalize the use of varied, authentic word selection, as well as topic-centered sentence expansion and variation. Also, help them to practice sentence combining and artful sentence imitation rooted in disciplinary vocabulary. Put students in charge of their growth by helping them self-monitor and set goals so they develop the motivation and self-regulation that expert writers possess. 

Suggested Participants

  • Kindergarten - sixth grade general education teachers
  • Learning disability teachers 
  • Kindergarten - sixth grade special education teachers
  • Speech - language pathologists
  • Academic language therapists
  • Dyslexia Therapists
  • Reading specialists/interventionists

Topics Covered

  • Word and sentence-level strategies
  • Sentence variation
  • Micro-discourse application
  • Sentence combining
  • Complex sentence imitation



This course is offered for 1.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

*Disclosure statement: Charles Haynes and Leslie Laud will receive an honorarium for his presentation. No other non-financial relationship exists. 

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