Talk for Writing: The Early Years 218AC

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Date(s) - 02/10/2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA (inc.)

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This one day workshop offers Kindergarten and Pre-Primary teachers an overview of Talk for Writing in the early years. Talk for Writing is an exceptionally effective instructional approach for both oral language and early writing development. The workshop provides practical opportunities for hands-on participation in the implementation of the program. This workshop covers:
– The importance of oral language development in early writing emergence, including nursery rhyme and oral storytelling;
– The “Three Is” – Imitation, Innovation and Invention – which are the basis of the Talk for Writing approach;
– Planning for units of work across the school year, including exposing students to high-quality rhymes, stories and non-fiction texts;
– Providing effective scaffolding to promote the move from dependence to independence in a child’s storytelling and early writing development;
– Accurate assessment in order to track student progress;
– Involving families and caregivers in the storytelling process; and,
– Explicit grammar teaching through sentence and story games.

Presenter: Emily Jackson

Presenter: Emily Jackson, Speech Pathologist and Talk for Writing trainer.
Emily has a background in speech pathology and is passionate about supporting the provision of evidence-based literacy practices in schools. She has been involved in Talk for Writing for a number of years, and was part of the development of DSF’s current Talk for Writing training course. She is an experienced trainer and works with schools on an ongoing basis to implement and embed Talk for Writing into their everyday teaching practice. Emily is also experienced in demonstrating the use of Talk for Writing in the classroom across the primary school years, and in delivering the approach in a remedial setting.


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