Essay Writing Workshop for Teachers and Parents: Deconstruction and Analysis 219S

Presented by Jenny Baker, this workshop will focus on narrative and expository texts. Participants will be required to read and annotate two texts that will be used for the purpose of deconstruction and analysis. Jenny will explain the techniques required for analysis with regards to narrative texts as well as persuasive articles.

In the first instance, Jenny will explain how the following techniques are used to construct narrative texts such as short stories and novels:

  • Plot
  • Characterisation
  • Setting
  • Point of view
  • Language

In the context of persuasive texts, Jenny will introduce those techniques that are used to:

  • Create imagery
  • Develop atmosphere and tone
  • Create power and attention
  • Develop authenticity of the content as well as the author

The major focus will be on language analysis, as this is common to both texts, and is the driving force behind many of the other techniques. It is vital that participants understand the role that language plays in the construction of different text types.

Jenny will introduce a model of paragraph structure that also includes a formula for introductions and conclusions. She will focus on developing vocabulary in essays, particularly with regards to operational verbs within sentences.

Presenter: Jenny Baker

Jenny is the Principal Speech Pathologist at Fremantle Speech Pathology Services.  She works exclusively with children and young adults who experience reading, writing and spelling difficulties.   She has a passionate interest in devising explicit teaching tools to explain the rules and regulations governing the English language system so that children can “crack the code” no matter what level of text they are expected to deal with.


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Date(s) - 31/07/2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA (inc.)

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