Teaching Writing: Structure and Style®

Aug. 16, 2019 –
Aug. 17, 2019
9:30am EDT –
5:15pm EDT

Cranberry Township, PA (Pittsburgh area)

A Two-Day Seminar for Teachers, Parents, Tutors, and College Students
Friday & Saturday, August 16-17, 2019 8:30AM– 4:15PM with breaks for lunch (lunch not provided)

Download the event flyer here.

Christ Bible Church
2721 Rochester Rd.,
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
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 25, 2019. 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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