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Digital PD: Bridging Grammar to Writing

August 15, 2023 - December 1, 2023

“Learn how to use grammar to better craft sentences!

Registration is OPEN
Register to fit your schedule
Work at your convenience
DIGITAL (online) PD
DATES: Enrollment fits your schedule

Although begin/end dates are listed for this workshop, it will actually begin for you on the day you complete registration, and your enrollment will be for ninety (90) days.
Access 24/7 at Alice Nine Professional Development Center

View / Print: Workshop Brochure with Enrollment Form
Purchase online at Alice Nine’s Store


Alice Nine will show you how to use an instructional routine she developed and used daily with her students–a four-part routine she calls Tactical Sentence Instruction (TSI)TSI is a multi-faceted instructional routine that is easily incorporated at any grade level daily to . . .

practice the use of written conventions —
apply knowledge of grammar for the sake of writing and reading —
learn to analyze the structure of text —
develop editing and revision skills —
master the art of crafting sentences —

… all with a single sentence each day.

Each of the four workshop sessions is divided into two parts — Part A and Part B.  The two parts provide unique support for immediate implementation — an important aspect of this professional development event.

Part A contains the webinar style videos in which Alice Nine introduces basic how-to. Immediately following viewing of the video, you are to begin implementing with your students.

Part B contains a series of in-the-classroom student-facing videos to help you experience the routine — what it looks like and how it sounds. These videos can be view immediately after viewing Part A videos, or they can be view after you have tried it on your own with your students, giving you some great follow-through. Also, you can “invite” Alice Nine to co-teach in your classroom–just stream a video to your students and Alice does the virtual teaching while you do the in-person monitoring and follow-through instruction.


Teachers and parents who work with student writing at any level. Recommended for anyone working with struggling writers. Especially great for ELLs as they learn the patterns of English sentences.  Alice Nine recommends TSI for a 10-minute activity in core instruction; however, it can be used in Tier 2 intervention, especially at intermediate and secondary level.


1)  Follow directions on Enrollment Form.  View / Print Registration Form
2)  As soon as we receive your enrollment request with payment, our PD facilitator will complete your enrollment and send you a Welcome Email.

Note: We encourage group participation; however, we require that each person be registered and be included in the enrollment payment. For group pricing information please email


1)  With a credit card. Payment can be made online with a Visa or MasterCard.  Click HERE to purchase online
2)  With a school purchase order. Email a completed copy of Enrollment Form and copy of School Purchase Order to
Need a quote for your school?  Contact: Christy,


Workshop Summary — Print / View
Workshop Agenda — Print / View
Enrollment Period  — 90 days
Workshop Materials —
Notes and Handouts are linked in this course to download and print.
General Access 24/7 access.
Checkpoints conclude each Session and provide record of your work.
Workshop Chat gives you a chance to share personally with Alice Nine.
Office Hours (optional) are a face-to-face Q&A time, by request
Work Logs are available to campus professional development facilitator, by requests.
Certificate with your name is available upon completion of course requirements (6 clock hours).

Texas Teachers!
Alignment with RLA TEKS

Tactical Sentence Instruction provides ongoing opportunities to craft sentences and address
Strand 1 — Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking–beginning reading and writing. The student … [uses] word structure knowledge through phonological awareness, print concepts, phonics, and morphology to . . .  spell.
Strand 6 — Composition: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts–writing process. The student uses the writing process recursively to compose multiple texts [sentences] that are legible and uses appropriate conventions. The student uses [sentence] characteristics and craft to compose multiple texts [sentences] that are meaningful.


For over three decades Alice Nine, a teacher of teachers, has provided professional development to thousands of teachers across the United States. Her passion is literacy and classroom instruction. Alice, creator of Johnny Can Spell-Write and Grammar Boot Camps, has written fourteen teacher manuals and produced hundreds of student-facing lesson videos available at Beyond her experience as an educator, she worked as a copy editor for several years and has done ghost writing.

This is an on-demand virtual workshop presented by NINE Enterprises.


August 15, 2023
December 1, 2023
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