Date(s) - 29/05/2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Transforming poor writers into outstanding writers
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 in to 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, activities and tips that they can apply in their practice.
Please note: prior attendance at the two-day Talk for Writing workshop is a pre-requisite for attendees.
Presenter: Sarah Grunwald
Sarah trained as both a speech pathologist and a primary school teacher. She is dedicated to using high-quality evidence-based programs to teach literacy skills and has been impressed by the outstanding achievements of students attending TfW schools. Sarah is experienced in planning and delivering Talk for Writing in small group and individual settings, for students with literacy learning difficulties, language impairments and developmental disabilities. In addition, Sarah regularly delivers comprehensive training in TfW in schools across Perth.