Liven Up your Students' Writing! June 10, 2019

Liven Up your Students' WritingGrade school students’ development of competence in writing is at the
forefront of educational concerns nationally. Students with dyslexia and
related language learning difficulties are particularly at risk for writing
This interactive workshop will enhance, as well as point out the
limitations of, common paragraph-level strategies. Innovative, hands-on
techniques for leveraging semantic features to support structured,
multimodal, theme-centered sentence formulation will then be
explained and demonstrated. Useful “micro-discourse” strategies will be
outlined that support cohesion across sentences as well as promote text
elaboration at paragraph and multi-paragraph levels.
All participants will depart with research-supported practical strategies
that they can use in their classrooms and/or small group settings.

This information complements the Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) approach, although prior knowledge of SRSD is not necessary. This conference is appropriate for teachers who support K-6 students in general ed, special ed, and ELL settings, as well as 7th-12th grade struggling writers in Tier 3 setting.


Registrants Receive

  • 6 hours professional development
  • The textbook: From Talking to Writing by Terrill M. Jennings and Charles W. Haynes
  • Session materials


 Event Details

  Date: June 10, 2019

  Time: 8:30-3:30 CST

  Location:  MTSU LRC Room 101

        Registration Fee: $140 per person (includes conference, book, materials, parking, and buffet lunch)


Registration for this event is closed.

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Presenter: Charles Haynes, Ed.D.

Dr. Haynes received his doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  He served as teacher, Research Coordinator and Director of Speech-Language Services at the Landmark School (1979-1991), where he helped to pioneer language-based curricula for children with dyslexia and expressive language impairments. Now a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, he has been Principal or Co-PI on over four million dollars of grant projects.  He has longstanding interests in practical strategies for diagnosing and treating language and learning difficulties.  He served on the Board of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA, 1997-2007), and received IDA's Margaret Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the field of dyslexia.  He has numerous theoretical and practical publications -- most recent is the second edition of "From Talking to Writing: Strategies for Scaffolding Narrative and Expository Expression", published by Landmark Outreach Publications in 2018.