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Online Small-Group Writing Workshops


This programming is for students who are able to read and spell with at least moderate proficiency, and has been proven effective for students of all ages and levels of ability, including those with learning differences.

Online Small-Group Writing Workshops


This programming is for students who are able to read and spell with at least moderate proficiency, and has been proven effective for students of all ages and levels of ability, including those with learning differences.

Our writing workshop is based on The Institute for Excellence in Writing’s program called “Teaching Writing: Structure and Style.”

The Institute for Excellence in Writing is an organization that helps student to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers. It uses the four language arts—listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

All students will focus on reading comprehension, learning paragraph structure, building vocabulary, and engaging in critical thinking. Students will also learn stylistic techniques to make their writing more interesting including various parts of speech.

NEW: NOW OFFERING IN ONLINE FORMAT

What will be different compared to our in-person workshops?
We will still have once-a-week live instruction and group practice component of the workshops, except that we will be doing this via the same format that we use for our online tutoring. 

The biggest difference is that when it comes time for independent practice, the students will complete the remainder of their writing assignment as homework over the course of the upcoming week (don’t worry, we’ll be sure to email you the task so that you know what they are working on that week!).

We’ll be available via email to answer any questions that may come up in between sessions. We will also email you any pages that you would want to be able to access throughout the course.

Levels:

Beginner (first-time attendees)

✔ Unit 1: Creating an Outline
✔ Unit 2: Writing from Notes
✔ Unit 3: Retelling a Narrative Story

Beginner-Intermediate (second-time attendees)

✔ Unit 4: Summarizing a Reference
✔ Unit 5: Writing from Pictures

Intermediate-Advanced (third-time attendees)

✔ Unit 6: Summarizing Multiple References
✔ Unit7: Inventive Writing

Advanced

If your child has completed Units 1 through 7 with us, please contact us for advanced options.

For our past or present Open Door students who are working on reading and spelling, this is for students who have reached about halfway into Level 4 of the Barton Reading & Spelling System (or beyond).  This is because this program does not focus on the basics of reading and spelling, but rather takes things a step further and focuses on writing. It is very accommodating for those with learning disabilities and will be adapted for those of various ages and writing abilities.

Writing skills is also available 1 on 1, following the same curriculum as the small group workshop.

Next Online Session:

Spring 2023 Registration Open

Early Bird Pricing Until Feb. 24, 2023!

March 25, 2023 to May 27, 2023
(NB: no sessions April 8 & May 20)

Time 
9:30 am – 10:40 am
NOTE: Sessions are now 70 minutes.

Location
Online

Price
Early Bird: $320
(deposit made prior to Feb. 24)

Regular Price: $376
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Fall 2023 Dates
Registration dates released in early summer 2023.

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