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Teaching Expository/Infonnational Writing: Summary and Analysis of NonFiction Passages

By Deborah Louis | March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

This workshop can be one or two days, 5 hours each day. Day 1 is a rerequisite to Day 2. Teachers learn how to teach students to summarize expository passages first and then analyze them after that.Day 1 covers the …

Teaching the Narrative Essay, Personal and Fictional

By Deborah Louis | March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

This workshop is one day, 5 hours (not including lunch), and covers both personal and fictional narratives. Teachers learn how to teach the personal narrative first and then transfer those skills to the fictional narrative. Schools may also choose to …

Test Scores

By Vanessa Hunt | March 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

I have been teaching the ‘Jane Schaffer Process’ for 13 years- and my students ALWAYS (absolute— no modifier needed) have the highest “writing” test scores. It is the best teaching strategy I have used in my teaching career.  

Jan – K-12 Coordinator

By Deborah Louis | February 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

We love the results! “Our entire K-12 school district has adopted Jane’s writing unit as a guide to improve the quality of writing. We’ve devised a packet for teachers in grades 3, 6, and 9 to help them use the …

Sold on the Schaffer model

By Deborah Louis | February 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

“As a Director of Curriculum for a large school district, I am now sold on the Schaffer model. Teachers attending the workshops have a good time, think hard, and leave with something they can use in their classrooms the next …

Never Failed to Help our Teachers

By Deborah Louis | February 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Ten years of materials and these publications have never failed to help our teachers. These are all clear winners that leave plenty of  room for your own creative tweaking.” Who Said it: Liz Michael