What an enormous loss to the world it was, when William Van Cleave passed away unexpectedly this last May 2021! Anything, absolutely anything with his name upon it, is worth your attention.
Writing Matters is an exceptional book that helps teachers help students
to develop sentence skills, whatever their age.
It takes all those grammar bits and pieces and makes sense of them for the many of us who were not given much in the way of grammar instruction. It links the grammar to text in a friendly manner. And provides sample dialogues that unpack teaching instruction into manageable chunks. William’s resources are based upon robust research and “seasoned in the trenches.”
Writing Matters provides
research-based justification for this approach
unique instructional formula
extensive word lists for reference
sequence of skills for instruction
techniques for one to one, small group and classroom instruction.
Armed with Writing Matters and its two sets of Workbooks Level A and Level B, alongside The Writing Revolution, I feel prepared, inspired, and confident.
Writing Matters – Developing Sentence Skills in Students of All Ages
My background is in Special Education and Primary teaching. I am part owner of Seelect (where I can usually be found on Fridays) and I also offer tuition (to students with learning challenges) and training. I hope you find this page worthwhile – do check back regularly to read about other resources.