Laying a Path 3: Grammar & Mechanics

Laying a Path 3: Grammar & Mechanics


Laying a Path Online Educator Training

Strengthen your teaching methods for grammar and mechanics principles!

2018 - 2019 Schedule: Spring, 2019. April 12th & 19th, 2-4pm EST.

2019 - 2020 Schedule:

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What we teach:

This class teaches educators and parents the importance and practical use of grammar and mechanics. Through this 4-hour course, you will learn how to teach your students across all reading and writing levels, from simple text to complex literature. You will learn our most functional approach to teaching grammar and writing mechanics. We want students to understand how, even while they are still learning why. We demonstrate the strategies we apply to intentional copywork grammar lessons, as well as to editing students’ original writing. Our goal is to help students write better sentences, and learn how to edit their own work.

Appropriate for educators/parents teaching all skill levels K-12, including evidence-based practices for struggling readers and writers.

When we teach:

  • 2018 - 2019 Schedule: April 12th & 19th 2019, 2-5pm EST

  • 2019 - 2020 Schedule: January 10th & 17th 2020, 1-4pm EST

The course is divided across 2 days and each session lasts 2-3 hours.

In the live class, you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Class recordings will be made available to all participants after the course. You must have a Zoom account to participate in our classes and a YouTube account to view the recordings. Both accounts are free and easy to set up.

This class is best taken in conjunction with Laying A Path 2: Word Study for a comprehensive approach to teaching grammar.

This class is best taken in conjunction with Laying A Path 4: Supported Writing & Editing for a comprehensive approach to writing.

Why we teach:

Grammar is important for comprehension, spelling, and organized writing. Good readers and writers must coordinate the following: sound processing, phonics, spelling conventions, word study, and grammar. Strong grammar knowledge is the foundation for all of these skills. This often misunderstood and ignored piece of the language system is key to improving students’ comprehension and writing proficiency. We work hard to present research-based ideas in user-friendly ways.