The Write Turn - Summer Writing Sessions

Strategy Instruction in Writing

Effective strategy instruction can minimize resource demands by explicitly scaffolding components of the writing process — planning, writing, and revising. Our unique writing program was developed through years of research and implementation and provides that strategic instruction.

The program incorporates language processing skills, the FIX Strategy (a research-based revising strategy), and self-regulation strategies designed for students of all ages, regardless of their achievement level. The FIX Strategy instruction provides the building blocks and tools students need to improve the quality of their essays and to become successful writers.

Summer writing sessions provide 20 hours of specialized and explicit instruction in a researched-based writing program that goes beyond a typical writer's workshop. Students are introduced to strategies for every genre (narrative, expository, persuasive, informative). These strategies help improve:

  • Planning, writing, and revising skills
  • Working memory
  • Language processing and visual imagery skills that improve sentence/paragraph writing
  • Brainstorming, categorization, and organizational skills
  • Annotating skills for more detailed and complex sentences
  • Sentence-combining and writing grammatically correct sentences
  • Self-regulation skills to internalize strategies: self-statements, self-reinforcement, self-monitoring, and goal setting

Small group sessions (4:1 student to teacher ratio) are offered at a group rate of $875.00/student. All instruction is provided by licensed speech language pathologists.

Session Date Time
Session 1 June 17 - June 28 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Session 2 July 1 - July 12 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Session 3 July 15 - July 26 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Session 4
for rising 10th - 12th graders with a focus on literary argumentation (annotating text, incorporating evidence, and analyzing evidence)
July 29 - Aug 9 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Session 5 Aug 12 - Aug 23 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Session 6 Aug 19 - Aug 30 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Session 7 (build your group) pick your 2 weeks pick a time
Parent Testimonials

"The Write Turn has been an excellent resource. Our son has benefitted from one-on-one sessions, as well as the Summer 2-week program. He has so much more confidence about his writing. It has been such a joy to see him eager to write. Thank you for all your help and encouragement, I know it has made a tremendous difference."

"We witnessed growth and confidence in our child’s ability to communicate her thoughts both verbally and in writing."

"My 13 year old son at first complained that I signed him up for a writing program but he really had a great experience. He looked forward to going every day. His edits and writing did appear to improve as well. The instructors were very attentive and really personalized it."

Student Testimonials

"I use the strategies all the time. It helps me communicate my thoughts better."

"I learned how to write paragraphs in an easier more efficient way."

"I really enjoyed how small the class was and how I was able to get one-on-one time with the teacher. I feel like the strategies I learned in the last two weeks will really help me when writing future essays in school."

Summer 2024 Registration Form

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