Date(s) - 02/05/2019 - 03/05/2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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This two day workshop offers teachers an overview of the Talk for Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in the steps of this exceptionally effective instructional approach. The workshop addresses the use of Talk for Writing for both fiction and non-fiction and covers:
• Planning, both for a unit of work, based on instructional needs of students, and at a whole-school level;
• The “Three I’s” – Imitation, Innovation and Invention – which are the basis of the Talk for Writing approach and which allow students to move from dependence to independence in their writing in a systematic, scaffolded way;
• Providing effective feedback to students in order to promote skill development;
• Accurate assessment of writing, in order to track student progress and guide teaching goals; and
• Development of grammatical skills, with a focus on functional application of grammar in writing, through ‘warm-up’ games selected to meet specific instructional needs of students.
This workshop is suitable for primary school teachers. We also offer a Talk for Writing Early Years workshop for Kindergarten and Pre-Primary teachers.
Presenter: Courtney McNally
Courtney is a DSF registered psychologist and Talk for Writing trainer with experience working in an educational setting. She is a strong advocate of TfW and the capacity it has to engage and support students of all ages and ability levels. Since joining the DSF training team, Courtney has delivered T4W workshops across the state as well as on-site at DSF. She has witnessed the impact of TfW in school settings, as well as first hand through using the TfW approach in small-group tuition.