Saturday Seminars

High School Students

Fall Series

Take the 9-12th Series

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For 8-12 Grade Writers

The spring 9-12 seminars will be led by Marty Brandt, highlighting work in his recently published Heinemann book, Between the Commas: Sentence Instruction that Builds Confident Writers (and Writing Teachers). Marty’s sessions on coherence are hands-on and interactive.

Come for one, or come for all three; whatever the case, you will leave with a greater understanding of the role the sentence plays in writing development.

Martin Brandt is a Teacher Consultant with SJAWP and teaches at Independence High School, East Side Union HSD.

While each workshop can stand alone, one can draw more meaning from each seminar with other seminars to build upon. Also, registering for the series saves you money and time.

September 28, 2019

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Take the 8-12th October 19 Seminar

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Sentence Coherence: The Ol’ One-Two Punch

For 8-12 Grade Writers

“Teachers are always telling us to put quotes in our essays. Then when we put ‘em in, they tell us we did it wrong! I was better off having no quote at all!”

Fear not. But once you learn the Ol’ One-Two Punch, you’ll be an unstoppable writing force!

 

Martin Brandt is a Teacher Consultant with SJAWP and teaches at Independence High School, East Side Union HSD.

October 19, 2019

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Take the 8-12th October 19 Seminar

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Sentence Focus: Finding the Secret Agent

For 8-12 Grade Writers

“Another essay prompt. Dang, this teacher’s crazy. Where do I even start with this?”

The answer is to find the secret agent, lurking there in the shadows of the prompt. Don’t see him?  Let us help.

Martin Brandt is a Teacher Consultant with SJAWP and teaches at Independence High School, East Side Union HSD.

November 16, 2019

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Take the 8-12th November 16 Seminar

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Branching Left, Branching Right: How We Develop Longer Sentences

For 8-12 Grade Writers

“Uh-oh, this sentence is getting pretty long. Prolly a run-on. How am I supposed to know, anyway?”

One way to know is to understand the difference between the left branch and the right branch.  Once you know this, you can write sentences as long or as short as you want!

Martin Brandt is a Teacher Consultant with SJAWP and teaches at Independence High School, East Side Union HSD.

Location:

Agenda

  • 9:30–10:00 am – Registration in Sweeney Hall Courtyard
  • 10:00–10:30 am – Writing games and warm-ups for the session
  • 10:30 am–12:30 pm – Participate in the Saturday Seminar
  • 12:30– Student dismissal

Registration Fees

Online

Register online and save!
$30.00 per session $75.00 for all 3 sessions
(Students with free & reduced lunch -- no charge. Email sanjosewritingproject@sjsu.edu for promo code)

Walk In

Walk-in registration, to be paid by cash or check only (no credit cards accepted)
$35.00 per session $75.00 for all 3 sessions.