Strategy Instruction in Writing

Effective strategy instruction can minimize resource demands by explicitly scaffolding components of the writing process (planning, writing, and revising).  After years of research and implementation, Cindy developed The Write Turn® -- a unique writing program that incorporates language processing skills, evidence-based writing strategies, and self-regulation strategies designed for students of all ages, regardless of their achievement level.  Cindy's strategy instruction provides the building blocks and tools students need to improve the quality of their essays and to become successful writers. The Write Turn® is a research-based writing program that goes beyond a typical writer's workshop.

The Write Turn® provides 20 hours of specialized and explicit instruction in a researched-based writing program that goes beyond a typical writer's workshop.  Students are introduced to strategies that help improve:

  • ​Planning, writing, and revising skills
  • Working memory
  • Language processing and visual imagery skills that improve sentence/paragraph writing
  • Brainstorming, categorization, and organizational skills
  • Annotating text and writing detailed and complex topic sentences
  • Sentence-combining & writing grammatically correct sentences
  • Self-regulation skills (self-reinforcement, self-monitoring, goal setting) to internalize strategies

Group Sessions

​​Small group sessions (4:1 student to teacher ratio) are offered at a group rate of $825.00/student (price includes student workbook and materials).  Please register for your preferred session in the section below.

Session 1
July 13 - July 24
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Session 2July 13 - July 241:00 - 3:00 or 4:00 - 6:00
Session 3 (Middle School)Aug 17 - Aug 289:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Session 4Aug 17 - Aug 281:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Session 5
Aug 17 - Aug 284:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Session 6 - build your grouppick 2 weekspick a time

The Write Turn

Written Language and Speech-Language Services

​​​​Individual Sessions

​Individual sessions are offered throughout the summer and during the school year.  Individual sessions are perfect for students who:

  • ​prefer one-to-one sessions with instructor
  • need a few sessions to refresh skills
  • have a paper due over the summer or during the school year

If you have any questions or would like to schedule individual sessions, you may use the section below to submit information, call us, or go to our "Contact Us" page and submit the necessary information. We will get back to you within 24 hours.

Registration Form

Additional Speech-Language Services

  • We provide comprehensive speech-language evaluations for individuals with expressive/receptive language deficits or with language-based learning disabilities that impact reading, writing, and spelling.  
  • Consultation services are provided to professionals and parents on effective strategies for improving vocabulary knowledge, written language, as well as  expressive and receptive language skills.
  • We provide supervision for speech-language pathologists during their Clinical Fellowship Year

Speech-Language Services

Speech-language pathologist Cindy Sherman provides evaluation and consultation services for students with communication disorders and language-based learning disabilities that affect reading, spelling, and writing.  read more


You may pay by PayPal (, credit card or check. 

Checks can be mailed to: The Write Turn, 4000 Albemarle St., N.W., Suite 402A, Washington, DC 20016.

​​​​Teletherapy Sessions

Online sessions (individual or group) are offered for students from 8th grade through college throughout the summer and during the school year.  Students can receive instruction anywhere they have access to the internet and a computer.  If doing a group session, students, as a group, will need to coordinate mutual meeting dates and times.

If you have any questions or are interested in an online session, you may use the section below to submit information or go to our "Contact Us" page and submit the necessary information. We will get back to you within 24 hours.

Professional Development

The Write Turn® provides teachers and tutors with the knowledge and materials they need to help students navigate through the writing process and become more proficient writers.  read more

Summer Writing Sessions

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this summer.


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