This workshop acts as a refresher to the initial two-day Talk for Writing workshop aimed at addressing the latest updates in practise and offers a complete overview of the Talk for Writing approach. The workshop addresses the use of Talk for Writing for both fiction and non-fiction and covers:
- The “Three I’s” – Imitation, Innovation and Independent Application/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;
- 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;
- Examples of co-constructing the process step by step in an explicit instruction format;
- Providing effective feedback to students in order to promote skill development, and;
- Accurate assessment of writing, in order to track student progress and guide teaching goals.
This workshop is suitable for primary school teachers. We also offer a Talk for Writing Early Years workshop for Kindergarten and Pre-Primary teachers.
- Please note: prior attendance at the two-day Talk for Writing workshop is a pre-requisite for attendees.
Presenter: Susie Hillard
Susie is a Primary and Secondary trained teacher, specialising in English and Social Sciences. She has worked in schools in both England and Australia, assisting to guide the implementation of Talk for Writing. Susie now works as a literacy specialist at DSF, providing training, consultation and mentoring to teachers, other professionals and schools in Talk for Writing. Susie is passionate about the TfW approach after seeing the incredible achievements from students in her own classroom and the impact it has on children’s reading and writing progress at all levels.
Date(s) - 30/03/2020
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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