Date(s) - 23/04/2019 - 24/04/2019
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: Emily Jackson DSF Speech Pathologist and T4W Trainer.
Emily works at DSF, where she provides professional development training (such as Talk4Writing and other programs) to teachers, parents and other professionals. Emily has extensive training in the use of high-quality evidence-based programs to teach reading, spelling and written expression, and consults with teachers and schools to implement these programs. She also works with children individually and in small groups to improve their oral language and literacy development.