Greenhills Teacher Training is Accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

Greenhills Teacher Training is Accredited by The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council

Written Expression

One-day Workshop
To Be Announced
8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
$200.00 fee

Written expression is the last skill to be mastered by the dyslexic student because many complex skills are required to be integrated and all of these skills must come from the student's mind at the same time. It involves organization of thoughts, sequencing of the topic information, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, conventions of paragraph construction, and either keyboarding or handwriting.

  • Sentences - simple, compound, complex, compound-complex
  • Paragraph Organization - thesis sentence, introductory sentence, topic sentences, details, and a concluding sentence
  • Paragraph types - narrative, comparison-contrast, expository, point-of-view, descriptive
  • Essay - five paragraph essay
  • Reports - research, plagiarism, illustrations, footnotes, bibliographies

Students must first master the three basic sentence types: simple, compound, and complex. Then they must add to simple sentences with adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions; adjectival phrases, adverbial phrases, and prepositional phrases. They must introduce sentence variety by changing the placement of these modifiers. Then students are ready for compound sentences by combining these simple sentences with closely parallel ideas. Finally, they learn to use complex sentences by using subordinating conjunctions and adverbs.

Paragraph organization begins with an idea wheel, then a more fully developed schematic diagram can be used or a jot list. These will then be developed into topic sentences with details and finally a concluding sentence.

Essays will consist of five paragraphs with each paragraph following the same sequence as individual sentences do in a single paragraph.

Reports introduce the student to independent topics with information gathered from the internet, encyclopedias, newspapers, magazines and original sources. At this time plagiarism must be thoroughly explained with examples. Bibliography construction must be taught from authoritative sources.

If you wish to attend this workshop call 336.924.4908 or e-mail to apply

Orton-Gillingham Workshop Marjory Roth, Fellow, AOGPE
and Amy Rominger, Fellow-in-Training


"You and your skilled staff provided a rich array of instructional demonstrations and discussions, which I am working daily to incorporate into my lessons. ."

Emily Moss
Reading Matters
Browns Summit, NC