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

Average rating for Developing an effective writing programme

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Location: Online 11:30am-5pm NZ Time

Date: Thu, 20th January 2022

Time: 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

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