Date(s) - 14/08/2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Many high school students find the writing process to be extremely challenging. They may have a good understanding of a subject, but struggle to write in a way that clearly shows their understanding. For high school teachers, this is likely to be frustrating, because students are unable to show the knowledge they have been taught in lessons and slower academic progress is made.
Talk for Writing is a unique process that uses spoken activities to develop writing skills. Originally designed to teach written expression to primary school children, the Talk For Writing approach has been successfully adapted for a high school setting. It provides a framework to teach students to express their knowledge effectively, in writing or speech, using the style of expression needed for each subject area. The result is an approach that can be used consistently within a school, while still having the flexibility to be an appropriate teaching method across the diverse areas of the curriculum.
Talk for Writing has the potential to improve students’ communication and writing skills dramatically. Feedback from students indicates that they find Talk for Writing ‘fun, engaging and motivating – and it makes writing easy.
Presenter: Peta Collins (Primary and Secondary Trainer)
Peta is an educational and developmental psychologist. She was first introduced to Talk for Writing when attending the conferences presented by Pie Corbett during his visit to Perth, and was impressed by the way the approach is able to address the learning needs of all students: from students at educational risk, through to students requiring educational extension and challenge. She has been closely involved in the development of DSF’s Talk for Writing workshops, at both primary and secondary level, and has benefitted from the invaluable support and expertise of Dean Thompson and Maria Richards during their visits to Australia. Peta also uses Talk for Writing, at primary and secondary level, in individual and small-group tuition with students who are experiencing literacy learning difficulties.
To download the flyer please click on the link below:-
217Q Talk for Writing HS
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