Talk for Writing (T4W)

About

Many students find the writing process, both fiction and non-fiction, extremely challenging. These students may have wonderful ideas, but struggle to get their thoughts onto the page. Even those who read reasonably well can experience difficulty with written expression.

T4W is a unique process that uses spoken activities to develop writing skills. Quality writing is created by first expanding and developing students’ oral language skills and then teaching the necessary steps for exceptional sentence, paragraph and text construction.

T4W has the potential to dramatically improve students’ writing. The approach also offers students with learning and language difficulties an opportunity to develop stronger writing skills. Feedback from students indicates that they find T4W ‘fun, engaging and motivating.’

Training for Teachers

DSF runs in-house workshops on implementing the Talk for Writing approach. These two day workshops offer teachers an overview of the T4W approach and provide an opportunity to trial each of the component steps of this exceptionally effective instructional approach. All training is administered by a qualified Talk for Writing presenter who has been trained and had experience implementing the approach. T4W workshops are typically run over two full days – the dates of any upcoming, in-house workshops on T4W are listed at the bottom of this page.

DSF also offers in-school training on implementing the T4W approach upon request. In-school training allows for many teachers from your school to receive high-quality training and is encouraged if you are looking to implement the T4W approach in a school-wide setting. Please contact our Professional Development team if you wish to arrange in-school training and be aware that DSF trainers are in very high-demand. Planning your in-school training well in advance will help ensure a DSF presenter is available to administer your T4W training.

Upcoming Training Dates

Date/Time Event
17/10/2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Talk for Reading Masterclass 218AI
The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA (inc.), SOUTH PERTH WA
24/10/2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Talk for Writing: The Early Years 218AR
The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA (inc.), SOUTH PERTH WA
01/11/2018
4:30 pm - 7:15 pm
TfW Deepening Understanding: Creating Toolkits 218AV
The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA (inc.), SOUTH PERTH WA
02/11/2018
8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Talk for Writing: Open Day at Yanchep Beach Primary School 218YB2
Yanchep Beach Primary School, Yanchep wa
05/11/2018
4:30 pm - 7:15 pm
TfW Shared and Guided Writing 218AW
The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA (inc.), SOUTH PERTH WA
07/11/2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Talk for Writing 2 day workshop 218AG
The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA (inc.), SOUTH PERTH WA
20/11/2018
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Talk for Writing: Open Day at Challis Community Primary School 218CPS2
Challis Community Primary School, Armadale WA
21/11/2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Talk for Writing Master Class: Non-Fiction across the Curriculum 218AS
The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA (inc.), SOUTH PERTH WA
06/12/2018 - 07/12/2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Talk for Writing 2 day workshop 218AH
The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA (inc.), SOUTH PERTH WA
29/01/2019 - 30/01/2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Talk for Writing 2 day workshop at the Boulevard 119E
The Boulevard Centre, Floreat Western Australia