Liven Up Your Sentence Writing!

A Bridge to Narrative and Expository Writing

Dr. Charles Haynes & Dr. Leslie Laud

This event is being organized by: 

Language, Literacy & Learning

Please contact us with any questions

Call Renee: (603) 819-9142 or

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We appreciate your commitment to improving mathematics and writing skills for children and hope to see you at an upcoming event.  We would be grateful if you could share the information about these workshops with your colleagues.  We strive to offer professional development that gives teachers the necessary skills and strategies to implement immediately in their classrooms or centers.

This event will take place in Andover

DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Andover
123 Old River Road, Andover, MA  

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May 11, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hilton Andover                           Andover, MA

Workshop Objectives:

Use research-based methods to teach students the art of writing beautiful sentences and how the grammatical choices they make can impact their readers' experience.  Help students deeply understand what a sentence is (and is not), the major grammatical elements they can choose from when crafting sentences and how to add flair and complexity, while avoiding run-ons and fragments.  Hear the latest empirical research on how to teach sentence writing in authentic, embedded ways that will feel natural and uplift overall writing quality.  Learn strategies that students can use independently to enhance authentic word choice, as well as sentence expansion, variety, and cohesion (within and across sentences).  Also learn how to use sentence combining and artful sentence imitation to enhance depth, clarity and impact in writing.  Discuss simple manageable ways to assess and then differentiate sentence instruction in ways that support students who struggle and challenge students.

This workshop is for Grade 1-8 Educators, Special Education Teachers, RTI Providers and Paraeducators.

The Presenters:
Dr. Charles Haynes is a clinical supervisor at the MGH Health Professions in Boston.  He has over 30 years experience teaching children and adolescents with dyslexia and conducting research on predictors of spoken-written language relationships.

Dr. Leslie Laud teaches graduate courses at Bank Street College of Education.  She has taught in both special and general education, leads workshops throughout the country and publishes on literacy topics regularly.

More Information

Early Registration Discount:  Teachers who register online and provide payment via PayPal by April 13th will receive an early registration price of $250.  Regular Registration fee is $275.  Registration includes textbook:  From Talking to Writing - Strategies for Supporting Narrative and Expository Writing by Terrill Jennings & Charles Haynes, workshop binder, continental breakfast and lunch.

Multiple Teacher Discount:  Register and confirm payment for 4 or more teachers and a 5th teacher or administrator can attend for free. Registration and payment must be confirmed 10 days prior to the workshop or course. Space is limited and will fill up quickly. Register early to ensure a spot. Please contact Language, Literacy & Learning: for more information.
All workshop registrations after April 13, 2018 must be paid through PayPal.



This workshop has two spots left. Register today! 

More Information

Handouts, confirmation and directions will be emailed to each participant.

Cancellation Policy:  Written cancellation received 30 days prior to workshop date will receive a full refund.  Cancellation 15-29 days will incur a $75 fee.  Cancellation 1-14 days, or no-show will not be eligible for a refund.  Substitutions may be made.  Please email name of alternate participant to: