Teaching Writing: Structure and Style

Aug. 18, 2017 –
Aug. 19, 2017
8:30am –
4:15pm CDT

A Two-Day Seminar for Teachers, Parents, Tutors, and College Students
Friday & Saturday, August 18–19, 2017 8:30AM– 4:15PM with breaks for lunch (lunch not provided)

Download the event flyer here.

Fairmont Park Church of Christ ("Step by Step” building behind church)
3813 Midland Dr.,
Midland, TX 79707
Phone: 800.856.5815
Email: info@IEW.com
Contact Info

Cost: $89.00/participant (2nd family member ½ price), or $59.00/participant Day 1 Only
(Save with the Early Registration price through July 27, 2017. After this date the regular registration price is $99 or $69.00/participant Day 1 Only.)

Seminar Workbook included

The Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Seminar Workbook (included) teaches models and techniques for English composition that logically build upon each other, allowing students to become familiar and competent with a variety of writing formats and styles. As opposed to many creative writing approaches, this classical system stresses modeling and builds a firm foundation of specific skills. After completing this seminar, a parent or teacher will be prepared to teach the following:

Nine different structural models that include

  • note-making and summarizing from notes; limiting skills
  • summarizing narrative stories with the Story Sequence Chart
  • summarizing a reference (without copying)
  • generating cohesive paragraphs with topic and clincher sentences
  • researching for reports using multiple references and fused outlines
  • inventive writing and writing from pictures
  • developing formal essays and critiques

Specific stylistic techniques including how to

  • dress-up each paragraph with six different tools
  • use a variety of sentence openers
  • judiciously choose literary decorations
  • practice correct English grammar while writing compositions, not during a separate class


TWSS Seminar Schedule:

  • Day 1: 8:30AM–4:15PM Basics of Structure and Style™ (Units 1–4)
    Prerequisite: none
  • Day 2: 8:30AM–4:15PM Extended Models and Advanced Techniques (Units 5–9)
    Prerequisite: Day 1 or a previous live/video seminar
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