Date(s) - 12/02/2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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How do you teach and guide children to develop as independent, imaginative writers to a greater depth?
This day will explore the notion of ‘reading as a writer’ so children learn to draw upon great literature and well-crafted models as a resource for their own independent writing. A key focus of the day will be using shared writing to demonstrate how to write powerfully and independently, drawing on what has been taught. The role of different strategies for using shared writing to teach children how to plan, draft, edit and evaluate their own composition will be highlighted; alongside exploring how to teach grammar to enhance meaning.
The day will also run through a sequence of powerful ideas that engage children and stimulate great writing. There will be plenty of creative starting points for stories and poetry that grabs the imagination.
Prior attendance at a two-day Talk for Writing workshop is a pre-requisite for this workshop.
Presenter: Dean Thompson, TfW Trainer and Literacy Consultant. Dean is currently working closely with Pie Corbett on the ‘Primary Writing Project’, working with clusters of schools over a two year period in order to transform their reading and writing results through Talk for Writing. In addition, Dean and Pie have recently begun to develop the ‘Primary Reading Project’, specifically designed to improve reading outcomes in schools. He was a deputy of a 600+ student school in a very challenging area and has managed the successful implementation of TfW there transforming the school and improving student outcomes. Dean is a very popular presenter and highly sought after consultant and will be in Perth for a very limited period.