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 

 

WORKSHOP OUTLINE

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

 

More information and a code to join this workshop will be emailed to attendees closer to the time.

 

“Lots of practical ideas - classroom tested. Sheena and Louise are so easy to listen to and I liked the link back to how they had actually used the strategies in the class and showed examples of children's work” - quote from teacher.

 

“I found it relevant, practical and useful. I went straight back to my classroom and could implement some of my new learning without buying extra resources or changing anything in my classroom. Simply modifying my teaching.  Thank you” - quote from teacher.

Average rating for Developing an effective writing programme

4.8 / 5.0 from 69 reviews

Location: Online 9am-1:30pm AEDT

Date: Wed, 25th January 2023

Time: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

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