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8:00 am start! Mansfield, MA - Expository & Opinion Writing: Essays, Reports, Response To Text (old 3.14.18)

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March 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Rescheduled from 3.14.18 to 3.21.18 due to bad weather.

This workshop is intended for teachers of students grades 2 – 8, or any teacher responsible for instructing students how to respond to text in writing, and to present information in the form of expository paragraphs, reports, and essays. Come away with specific lesson plans with clear objectives that will empower you to:  

  • Provide rigorous, close reading strategies for annotating complex texts
  • Explore opportunities for analyzing and summarizing the organizational structure of a variety of texts.
  • Learn specific strategies for crafting strong introductions and conclusions.
  • Generate a number of broad yet  distinct main ideas.
  • Write a variety of powerful supporting details.
  • Support ideas through relevant evidence and rich vocabulary.
  • Respond to a variety of informational writing challenges: essay/report, response to text, the “how to” piece, compare/contrast and literary analysis tasks.
  • Provide students with clear strategies for responding to text with confidence and skill.


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March 21, 2018
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 AM
Registration Deadline:
March 6, 2018


Lynn Bruce

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Registration with the Expository Writing Guide


*prices include shipping & handling, plus sales tax where applicable. If your registration includes materials they will be distributed at the workshop. For Editing & Revising workshops, ordered student books will be shipped after the workshop.


Holiday Inn – Mansfield
31 Hampshire St.
Mansfield, MA 02048 United States
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