SIM Virtual Professional Learning: Canvas Course

The Sentence Writing Strategies

Why would I want to teach the SIM Sentence Writing Strategies?

Each Sentence Writing Strategy has shown in research studies to produce substantial and socially significant gains in students’ writing performance.

Fundamentals in the Sentence Writing Strategy (for students in grades 2+) is a set of instructional lessons during which students will learn basic grammar terms as well as how to write and check several types of simple sentences. Instruction in Fundamentals in the Sentence Writing Strategy (FSW) is appropriate for students who need a thorough grounding in basic concepts and terms, such as "subject," "verb," or "infinitive." FSW can be used as a developmental writing curriculum or as a quick set of review lessons to improve students' understanding of these concepts.

Once students have that basic understanding, they may move on to Proficiency in the Sentence Writing Strategy (for students in grades 3+). With these lessons, you can teach students about clauses and the other advanced sentence structure elements. Together, these two Sentence Writing Strategies support students to recognize and write 14 sentence patterns with four types of sentences: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.

Register Anytime and Complete the Course at your own pace. 

Course Price: $150 (*plus guidebooks)

Participants will receive the following materials as part of their registration: Access to the Fundamentals in Sentence Writing Course on Canvas, access to the Fundamentals in Sentence Writing Course on Canvas, access to digital teacher resources, and two one-hour follow-up coaching sessions.

Registration Step One: Fill out the Online Registration Form

Registration Step Two: Course Payment

Registration Step Three: Purchase Guidebooks (if you do not already have them)

Refund Policy: There will be no refunds issued for this course.

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