Developing an Effective Writing Programme

In this practical workshop Louise will review the components of a balanced and engaging writing program 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 request a booking below.

 

Location

Cnr Courtenay & Leach Sts, New Plymouth, New Plymouth, Taranaki

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Date/Time

Friday 27th of April 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost

Individual teachers Individual teachers $250+GST
Early Bird Rate (min. 2 months in advance) Early bird price (available until 20th February) $220+GST
NZLA / ALEA Member Rate NZLA member rate $220+GST

3+ teachers from one school $200+GST

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