Developing an Effective Writing Programme

A professional learning workshop with Sheena Cameron and Louise Dempsey in partnership with QASSP

In this practical workshop, Sheena and Louise will review the components of a balanced and engaging writing programme at emergent, early and fluent levels. They will introduce a suggested lesson sequence, which aims to motivate and scaffold writers through the writing process, allowing time for self and partner reflection. Participants will be introduced to a range of mini-lesson ideas and generic ‘Quick Write’ activities that can be used for different writing purposes across a range of levels.

This workshop will cover the following:

SESSION 1: INTRODUCTION

Guiding principles

  • Gradual release of responsibility model
  • Reading / writing links
  • Overview of the Writing toolkits

The writing classroom

  • Physical and emotional environment
  • Supports for writing
  • ‘Think pair share’ to engage all students
  • Groups for writing

Planning for writing

  • Authentic opportunities for writing
  • Text types vs other writing forms

SESSION 2: THE SKILLS TOOLKIT

  • Generating ideas for writing
  • Organising ideas for writing
  • Mini-lessons to teach specific skills

SESSION 3: THE WRITING LESSON

  • The writing lesson
  • Quick-writes

 

 

You can download the flyer here, or visit www.qassp.org.au and type “Sheena Cameron” in the search window, or telephone 07 3852 3411.

 

Location

Griffith St and Wharf St, Tweed Heads, Tweed Heads, 2485, NSW

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Date/Time

Monday 16th of April 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost

Individual teachers $275+GST