Developing an Effective Writing Programme / Embedding Oral Language Across the Curriculum


A professional learning workshop with Sheena Cameron and Louise Dempsey

In this half day workshop Sheena and Louise will share practical ideas for planning and teaching writing at emergent, early and fluent levels, with reference to ‘The Writing Book’

  • To introduce the key principles of an effective writing programme
  • To break down the components of a balanced writing programme
  • To explore the features of both long and short writing lessons

This workshop also introduces our new book, which aims to support teachers to include more quality ‘learning talk’ in classrooms and to embed purposeful oral language opportunities across the curriculum. It presents research-based ideas, activities and support material to translate theory into classroom practice. This part of the workshop will cover:

  • Speaking and listening skills
  • Planning for talk: establishing routines and expectations for student talk
  • Vocabulary learning, research and ideas
  • Practical ideas that promote student talk, including drama, and speaking and listening activities.

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School Rd, RD2, Upper Moutere, Nelson, Nelson, 7175, Nelson

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Tuesday 11th of July 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Individual teachers $180+GST
Schools: 5-8 teachers $800+GST
Schools: 9-16 teachers $1500+GST
Schools: 17+ teachers $1800+GST

Plus a catering cost of $20 (incl. GST) per person

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