Friday, September 22, 2017 from 8:15 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Puritan Conference and Event Center 
245 Hooksett Road
Manchester, NH 03110

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Conference Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Payment due in full 7 days prior to the event.
  • If registration is still open after Friday, 9/15/17, only credit card payments will be accepted.
  • Cancellations should be made in writing.  A full refund will be made for cancellations postmarked or sent via email 7 days before the event. No refunds will be given for requests received after that date or for "no shows."
  • We DO accept substitutions at our conference.  Advanced notification is appreciated.  Please email or call in your substitution at least 24 hours prior to the event.
  • All registrations, whether received by mail or by email, are subject to this Cancellation/Refund Policy.  Cost of registration fee is still liable whether payment is paid or unpaid, unless NHIDA receives notice of cancellation at least 7 days prior to the event.



From Words to Works:   

 Developing Writing Skills in Students of All Ages



William Van Cleave, M.A. 


This hands-on workshop will explore useful strategies for developing students’ writing skills.  The morning will begin with an overview of current writing research with particular attention paid to struggling writers.  Then the focus will shift to how parts of speech and sentence parts apply to the act of writing.  Participants will learn about the components of a good writing lesson and strategies for developing sentence sense in their student writers.

In the afternoon Van Cleave will introduce a structured, sequential approach to developing foundational paragraph writing skills in struggling writers.  Participants will practice idea generation, organization, and the components of basic and expanded paragraphs.

Participants will leave this conference with strategies that they can use with their students on Monday plus a copy of Writing Matters: Developing Sentence Skills in Students of All Ages.