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Effective Writing = Effective Sentences: A Guide

August 12, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Click here to watch this free webinar on-demand: https://webinar.dyslexia-ca.org/2108-effectivewriting/signin.php


Join us August 12th, Thursday, at 6 p.m. PCT

for this free livestreamed webinar

provided by the Tri-Counties Branch of the International Dyslexia!


Get answers to these questions:

  • Which issues affect my students’ writing the most?
  • What should I teach first?
  • How do I teach the skill in a student-centered manner?
  • What kind of grammar instruction will be effective for different age groups?

This live-streamed event will take you through a series of steps to assess, prioritize, and teach effective sentence writing. The presenters will demonstrate methods for addressing common grammar errors and for adapting to a variety of age groups. Registrants will receive downloadable materials to use for their own assessments and interventions.



The Presenters

*Jennie Watson, B.A., M.A.

Jennie Watson’s passion for language and teaching began when she was living in Bulgaria for 18 months. After experiencing life as a second-language learner and volunteer teaching English classes to Bulgarian natives, she pursued a B.A. and then M.A. in English with a dual emphasis in rhetoric/composition and teaching English as a second language. Since graduating in 2012, she has put all her education to work, teaching monolingual, multilingual, and international students. She currently teaches composition and critical thinking at Cal Poly Pomona and Norco College and is actively involved in professional organizations for educators like herself. She served on the board of directors of CATESOL (an organization for teachers of English as a second language) as well as site chair and program chair for regional and annual (state-wide) conferences. She believes in accessible, empowering education for students and educators.

*Jennie Watson is the co-author of *Grammar and Style Choices for College Writers. She and fellow author, Dr. Olga Griswold, have a non-traditional method for teaching grammar to struggling writers, one that helps students and others produce the academic writing expected in and after high school.

*Available in 2022 via Rutledge (Publisher) and online.


Maria Davis-Perkins, PhD., M.A., Sp-CCC

Dr. Davis-Perkins has presented and published on topics that include: student engagement; tapping neuro-linguistic skills to ease the writing process, building independent, confident writers; the language of effective teaching; and selecting books appropriate to developmental age. Her experiences include: co-creator of the Talk/Write (Using Talk to Write) workshops and pilot; an educational consultant to high school staff; a speech- language specialist in schools as well as hospitals, and high school English teacher. She has presented for:  the California Speech Hearing Association (CSHA), the California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE), and The Tutor Group Radio Show, among others.

Maria is the lead author of the Talk/Write Manual, a teacher training manual developed from a research based pilot study conducted in Barstow, California.  The manual provides teachers with instructional methods and sequenced activities that help struggling writers tap existing oral language (neuro-linguistic) skills to ease the writing process. The manual is available at: 3deucationalsolutions.com


August 12, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm