Date(s) - 28/09/2017 - 29/09/2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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This two day workshop offers teachers an overview of the Talk for Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in the steps of this exceptionally effective instructional approach. The workshop addresses the use of Talk for Writing for both fiction and non-fiction and covers:
• Planning, both for a unit of work, based on instructional needs of students, and at a whole-school level;
• The “Three I’s” – Imitation, Innovation and 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;
• Providing effective feedback to students in order to promote skill development;
• Accurate assessment of writing, in order to track student progress and guide teaching goals; and
• 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.
This workshop is suitable for primary school teachers. We also offer a Talk for Writing Early Years workshop for Kindergarten and Pre-Primary teachers.
Courtney McNally (Primary Trainer)
Courtney is a registered psychologist who has extensive knowledge in the area of learning difficulties. She has a special interest in improving the outcomes for students with learning disorders through the provision of effective literacy instruction. She is a passionate advocate for Talk for Writing, and has found the program to be highly engaging and effective for students of all ages and abilities, including those students who present with learning difficulties and disorders. In addition to being a trainer, Courtney implements Talk for Writing in small group settings with students experiencing literacy learning difficulties.
To download the flyer click on the link below:-
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