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One-Day Workshop:
The Power of Details: Teaching Students to Elaborate in Argument, Narrative, and Informational Writing

Presented by Rozlyn Linder

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"Add more detail!" Roz Linder has suggested this to many students during her career as a K-12 teacher. Often teachers conference with writers, model, and explain best practices for elaboration and adding rich details. Despite this instruction, many students still don't understand how to add meaningful details and rich elaboration to their writing. As teachers, we often grow frustrated and search for ways to inspire and direct our students. Roz Linder, a veteran teacher of sixteen years, shares that frustration. In this one-day workshop, she reveals the strategies, methods, and instructional tools that have repeatedly moved even the most reluctant writers forward. Teachers will learn easy-to-implement, fun, and effective ways to help writers elaborate and add details to their own writing.

This one-day workshop, based upon the research in Roz Linder's book, The Big Book of Details, will explore solid, innovative, and practical strategies for not only engaging writers, but helping them to build their writing toolkits with a wide variety of methods to persuade readers, add description, support arguments, and craft engaging narrative scenes. Roz helps teachers to reach writers where they are and move them beyond the basics. Elaboration, description, details, and citing evidence become easy and even fun for students! Join us for this one-day workshop filled with laughter, fun, and most importantly, strategies that work for writers!

Learning Objectives

  • Learn a wide variety of ways to help students elaborate and add details to their writing
  • Teach students to respond to independent writing prompts and address on-demand writing tasks
  • Discover strategies to build independent writing capacity for all students
  • Learn effective ways to make writing conferences more meaningful and productive
  • Develop ways to engage and motivate reluctant writers to be intentional in their writing choices.

About the Presenter

Dr. Rozlyn Linder is a literacy consultant and author who works with elementary and middle school teachers all around the country. She spent over a decade teaching in urban, high-poverty elementary middle, and high schools before becoming an elementary school administrator and district school improvement specialist. Dr. Roz is the author of five books, including The Big Book of Details; Chart Sense; K-2 Chart Sense; Chart Sense for Writing; and The Common Core Guidebook series.

She is an active member of the National Council of Teachers of English, an alumna of the National Writing Project, and a frequent presenter and keynote speaker across the nation. Learn more about Dr. Roz and her work at You can also connect with her online @rozlinder and on

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is perfect for classroom teachers of grades 3-8, literacy coaches, reading and language arts specialists, special education, Title I teachers, curriculum coordinators and administrators.


8:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M.


The special tuition rate for this workshop is $209.00 per person.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

12/06/2017 - Houston, TX

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Availability: Available When: 12/06/2017 Where:
Hilton Garden Inn NW America Plaza
14919 Northwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77040

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