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An Instruction Workshop To Support Struggling Writers.

February 17 - February 18

An Instruction Workshop To Support Struggling Writers: February 17th and 18th,  2022.
Learn and practice techniques that tap the existing neuro-linguistic skills of struggling writers, and increase their confidence and skill for writing essays. Learn to use a program that is research-based, sequenced, and piloted.
Last day for ticket purchase: 2/11/2022.


COVID Precautions
We take the following precautions to reduce the risks of infection.
  1. Participants are prescreened for temperature.
  2. Participants are asked to sign a statement that says they have not been exposed to the COVID 19 or experienced symptoms within the two weeks prior to and including the day the workshop begins.
  3. Participants will need to wear masks when attending.
  4. The room that we are using is large and so we will space out participants so there is at least 6 feet between each.
  5. We encourage you to bring a head-set along with a laptop or tablet to best communicate during partnership activities. You may choose to type as versus write for many of the workshop activities.
  6. Disinfectant is used to spray all surfaces post workshops and prior to the first workshop day.
  7. Tables and chairs are wiped down before and after each workshop day.
  8. The speaker, Dr. Davis-Perkins, will use a mask when circulating among participants.
Instructional Objectives
Upon completion of this TW workshop, attendees will:
  1. State at least one technique that contributes to writer’s “voice” and reader’s “ear”.
  2. State at least one neuro-linguistic skill that all verbal individuals possess.
  3. Demonstrate understanding and use of teacher language appropriate to at least one lesson routine (e.g. modeling).
  4. Demonstrate instruction of at least one TW lesson component.
Workshop Description and Agenda
This is a two day hands-on workshop. Participants complete student and teacher tasks. Learn: to teach TW virtually; writing and neuro-linguistic skills; as well as teacher modeling, collaboration, and partnership practice routines.
*Includes The Talk/Write Manual ($199 value).
Day 1 Topics include:
  1. Research
  2. Effective teacher language
  3. Modifying instruction
  4. Talk/Write Methodology & Why (Writer’s voice/ Reader’s ‘Ear’)
  5. **TW methods to:
    1. Plan & organize complete essays within 15 minutes.
    2. Develop specific effective persuasive essays.
    3. *Have students evaluate essays.
  6. TW methods to include:
    1. Implementing a student centered approach.
    2. Grouping students for listening/talking.
    3. Teaching the pragmatics of persuasion.
    4. Linking talking to writing: How.
    5. Using a flexible map for talk/writing.
Day 2 Topics include:
  1. Review
  2. TW Planning
  3. Participant led instruction within groups.
  4. *Teacher evaluations of student essays
    *If time allows.
The Research
3D’s ‘Talk to Write’ provides teachers, parents, and others with methods that teach adolescents to tap the neuro-linguistic skills we all have (Baddely, et. al., 2009) and capitalize on their own oral language skills to ease the task of writing effective persuasive essays, the foundational skill for college writing and research. See more TW research at:
The TW program has been used in individual sessions, small groups, and whole class instruction.


Improvement (Avg.) out of 10 points
Essay Organization
Increased 6.5 Points
Essay Development
Increased 5.3 Points
Results: TW works. Our pilot showed that it did!
A teachers’ survey showed that students were raising their hands more in class to express and support their opinions.
Students rated the program with 4’s and 5’s for helpful/most helpful (out of 5).
The Presenter
Dr. 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. Contact her at: mperkins@3deducationalsolutions.com or maria.davis-perkins@cgu.edu.
To Qualify for CE Credits
The instructor is a credentialed teacher and speech language therapist (Sp-CCC). Attendees receive a signed certificate with total hours earned upon workshop completion. This certificate documents your attendance and can be submitted for ASHA Certification Maintenance, if needed.
Cancellation Policy
An email to cancel participation must be received at this email address two weeks before the event begins to receive a full reimbursement: customerservice@3deducationalsolutions.com. Be sure to provide your name, address, phone number, and the date that you registered for this event as reimbursement will be via check. The due date is:  Thursday, 9/3/2021 by 8 p.m. Pacific Coast Time.


View the workshop brochure:
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Attending as a group?  Click here to download the group registration form.
Using a P.O.?  Click here for the P.O. payment form.
Tickets will be emailed within 48 hours after payment is processed.


February 17
February 18


Riverside Elks Lodge
6166 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506 United States
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(951) 683-0370
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