Super Writer! Mark Diamond's Writing to Command Attention! Workshops
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(and underachieving)



(6-hour small group training with state writing test & sensible laddering of Common Core writing standards, including Response to Reading Passage prompts)

Original, motivational and commanding

narrative, opinion/argumentative/persuasive and informative writing methods,

plus LATEST TCAP writing assessment prep

for elementary and middle grades,

aligned with Common Core State Standards and including Response to Text.



8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

pastries/registration 8:30 a.m. • lunch on your own

Best Western Cedar Bluff Inn
 420 North Peters Road
 Knoxville, TN 37922-2332

registration + recommended materials: $225
registration only: $195

applications must be submitted one week prior to workshop


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The Reading–Writing DISconnection

Helping Writers: An Interview with Mark Diamond



•aligned with Common Core State Standards

• writing assessment prep
• narrative, opinion/argumentative/persuasive & informational genres

• responding to text passages

• getting your reader's attention
• Writing's 3 A's: Attitude, Atmosphere, Activities
• taking the worry out of writing
• shortcuts to the 5 steps of writing
• WOW!, POW! and HOW organizational lines
• Conclusions: The Lasting Impression
• Revising: The Key to Writing Greatness
• easy techniques for revisions with punch
• spelling games and tips
• titles that tease
• motivating with writer's origami
• CLEEB: 5 Tips for Super Oral Presentations