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"Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic."

J.K. Rowling

As AIM prepares to launch its latest online training course, Pathways to Proficient Writing, we are excited to share a FREE webinar mini-series for teachers featuring AIM facilitators and Dr. Charles Haynes. Each session will enhance participants' ability to provide instruction that remedies common intra-paragraph issues seen within students' writing. The sessions will include handouts and interactive activities.

April 28th from 7-8 pm ET: Theme-Centered Sentence Development 

To write any composition, writers engage in many processes. However, “of all the tools a writer stocks his or her toolkit with, one of the most basic, yet most critical, is the ability to construct sentences” (Sadler, 2019). Since this is the foundation on which all composition skills are built, sentence level instruction and practice can not be dismissed. This session will spotlight sentence composition activities that can be applied to the classroom through a theme-centered approach.

May 12th from 7-8 pm ET: Detail Elaboration

Reviewing and revising play a tremendously important role in improving students' writing at the paragraph level. However, students are often unclear about how to improve their writing. One effective approach is to teach students about a variety of elaboration details that can be used to support the key ideas in their writing. This session will spotlight the Detail Circle strategy, developed by Jennings and Haynes, which supports students' ability to effectively elaborate in their compositions.

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