In this practical workshop, Sheena and 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, allowing time for self and partner reflection. Teachers 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.


Aims for the workshop: 

  • 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 



Session 1: Introduction

  • Guiding principles
  • Gradual release of responsibility model
  • Reading/writing links
  • Overview of the Writing Toolkits
  • The writing classroom
  • Creating a culture of risk taking for writing
  • Organising guided writing
  • Planning for writing
  • Authentic opportunities for writing
  • Text types vs other writing forms


Session 2: The writing lesson

  • Generating ideas for writing
  • The writing lesson


Session 3: The skills toolkit

  • Organising ideas for writing
  • Mini-lessons to teach specific skills
  • Quick Write activities

Venue Details

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Victoria Park

Situated just two kilometres from Brisbane City, Victoria Park is Brisbane’s one-of-a kind entertainment precinct offering enjoyment and unforgettable experiences for everyone that visits. With unique city views and beautiful natural surrounds, Victoria Park is the perfect destination for everyone. Visit soon for a truly amazing experience.

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Victoria Park Golf Complex
Herston Road
Herston QLD

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Location: Brisbane 9am-3pm

Date: Thu, 20th January 2022

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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