Developing students’ non-fiction writing skills is critical if they are to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of subjects across the curriculum. In order to be successful, students need to tune into the language of non-fiction, and the Talk for Writing approach is ideal for this purpose. This workshop will extend teachers’ use of Talk for Writing to develop non-fiction writing skills. The key language and structural features of the six non-fiction text types will be explored, providing participants with a range of strategies – including how to create non-fiction toolkits, and activities and tips to apply in their practice. The workshop will also target poetry and how to create a poetry toolkit related to a chosen poem and prepare for innovation.
Please note: prior attendance at the two-day Talk for Writing workshop is a pre-requisite for attendees.
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 TfW 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.
Date(s) - 04/11/2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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