It’s Here Again! Summer Special for Our Special Teachers


Sometimes, teachers prefer professional development in the privacy of their own homes on their own time. For this reason, each summer, for the past five summers, we have offered our hard-working individual teachers a 30-day subscription to our modules. During the school year, this package would cost a campus or district between $2,500 and $10,000.

You may choose one or more of the following modules, the descriptions of which are provided in the tabs below.

  • Analytical Response to Literature (5-12)
  • Argumentation (Grades 6-12)
  • Expository/Informational Writing Across-the-Curriculum (3-12)


  • Dr. Deborah E. Louis, Presenter
  • 6-8 Hours of Professional Development Per Module
  • Teacher’s Guide and Student Masters (Retail: $59.95)
  • Set of Pens for Color-Coding
  • 30-day Subscription to View and Review the Material Anytime/Anywhere

All you need is access to internet and speakers!

Registration begins June 24 and ends July 1, 2022.

Access to the course(s) will be granted on July 1, 2022 at 8:00 A.M. (CDT). Teachers will have until midnight on July 30, 2022. Please plan accordingly.

Once we receive your order, your materials will be shipped and you will receive a link to access your selection(s) within 24 hours. (Important: Provide your summer address for shipping.)

Contact us at with any questions you may have.

Analytical Response to Literature (6-12)

This training instructs English Language Arts and Reading teachers how to teach literary analysis, also known as response to literature. From a simple model paragraph to Advanced Placement® interpretations, this module reveals an academic approach to writing about literature. Learn how to scaffold writing lessons along with aligned strategies that teach your students vocabulary, grammar, and critical thinking skills while they analyze published writings. Participants will learn how to teach students to apply the Jane Schaffer® method of thinking and writing through color-coding and graphic organizers to guide the writing process. Make teaching the writing process easy for you and fun for your students!

Argumentation (Grades 6-12)

This training instructs English language arts and reading teachers, science teachers, and social studies teachers how to use the Jane Schaffer® method of academic writing to teach students to write strong arguments. Argumentative writing is a way to convince people to think differently. In this module, you will learn how to teach four argumentation layouts to provide differentiated instruction for On-Level, SPED, ELL, G/T, Honors, and AP®/IB students with a special section on the ACT® to help students write strong argumentative pieces at their level of understanding. 

Educators will gain an insight on how writers create a unique voice and style to compose noble arguments by drawing on concrete details and elaborating through insightful commentary to voice their position and to get their reasoning across to others.  You will learn how to teach the elements of argumentation, including 1) concession, counterargument, refutation; 2) audience, purpose, and occasion; and 3) Aristotle’s ethos, logos, and pathos, artistic proofs, which help students to understand and develop their position in any content area writing. Participants will learn the unique method of  Jane Schaffer® writing, its terminology, color-coding, and thought-provoking graphic organizers, which will successfully guide writers through the argumentative writing process.

Elementary Response to Literature (K-5)

The workshop provides English Language Arts teachers with training on the teaching of response to literature. From the very simple model of the Cinderella paragraph to popular texts, such as Tuck Everlasting and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, teachers learn how to instruct students on close reading and writing skills.

 The scaffolding of skills includes Jane’s prewriting strategies, student-centered terminology, color-coding, and Web-off-the-Word™, Jane’s breakthrough approach to commentary and vocabulary development. From terminology to final draft essays, this workshop is designed to assist the English language arts teacher with strategies and techniques that yield successful writers.

Expository/Informational Writing Across-the-Curriculum (K-12)

Expository and informational writing is the academic writing all students need to know and to apply in all grades and all subject areas.  Using the Jane Schaffer Writing Program®, this training opportunity teaches English language arts and reading teachers how to build the foundation of expository writing for all students. And content area teachers will learn how to apply the JSWP method in their classrooms when asking students to write short or long responses to demonstrate their knowledge of the content being taught. 

Learn techniques of summarization, science lab reports, and writing expository and informational texts for both non text-based and text-based writing. Writing prompts and sample paragraphs are included for the core subjects, as well as career and technology, fine arts, physical education, religious studies, and world languages. Learn the JSWP terminology, color-coding, and structure that successfully takes young writers through the writing process and makes incorporating writing into content areas easier.

Personal and Fictional Narrative Writing (K-12)

In this training module, teachers will learn how to teach narrative writing in the English language arts classroom as well as in the classrooms for English learners. With the knowledge of  specific Jane Schaffer® terminology, color-coding, chunking techniques, and ratios, teachers will be able to help their students produce thoughtful writing for creative venues, high stakes tests, and college admission essays. Following the Jane Schaffer Writing®  methodology, learn how to teach your young writers how to vividly recount personal events and the feelings they experienced.

Personal narrative writing is the segway to fictional narrative writing, which students especially enjoy. For the fictional narrative, participants will learn the JSWP approach to teaching students how to develop characters, setting, point of view, conflict and resolution. They will learn to implement narrative techniques, such as dialogue and sequencing of events, to develop tone and to draw the reader into the story. This organized system of writing will change forever the way your students think and write.