Course Listing

2 Day Seminars

Written Expression: Vocabulary, Sentence, and Paragraph Strategies – Summer Institute 2019

In this seminar, participants will learn strategies for helping students in grades 5-9 put their thoughts into writing. Specifically, methods for developing thematic units and vocabulary, simple and complex sentences, and strategies for single- and multi-paragraph compositions will all be discussed. Handouts and templates will be provided.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • define the writing demands placed on students
  • identify and explain the importance of oral rehearsal prior to writing
  • implement scaffolded techniques in the classroom to enhance students’ writing both at the sentence and paragraph level



This course is appropriate for educators at the elementary and early middle school levels.



Participants may elect to add 1 graduate credit to this course.


This course is offered for 1.0 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

Course Information

10 Hours/PDPs
1 Optional Graduate Credit
1.0 ASHA CEUs (optional)
Dates/Time Price
July 17-18, 2019
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Peter Harris

Peter Harris has been at Landmark since 1998 and has taught in both the elementary and middle school programs. He is currently the co-chair of the language arts department, and he is the director of the Landmark Summer Program. Peter has presented written expression seminars for educators and parents throughout the country.



Financial: Mr. Harris receives a speaking fee.

Nonfinancial: Mr. Harris states no nonfinancial relationships exist.

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