P-7 Writing Workshop

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein

As a result of attending this one day workshop, primary teachers and teachers’ aides will develop a good understanding of:

  • engaging students to write
  • scaffolding students to increased writing success
  • building crafting and technical skills
  • developing self assessment skills
  • developing confidence as an author.

This writing workshop for primary school teachers has been designed to empower educators to facilitate and guide instruction for students, as they build knowledge and understandings of composing texts.

The P–7 Writing Workshop outlines a variety of skills and strategies for teaching the technical and crafting elements of authoring. The Six Traits of effective writing will be explored using student writing samples. Participants will examine writing samples with a view to identifying individual conferencing topics, and small group and whole class teaching episodes.

A key element in planning for writing instruction is to use the data found in students’ drafts. Writing samples contain diagnostic information about students’ writing and spelling skills, and are a valuable tool for gathering data to inform future instruction. A selection of writing samples will be presented for analysis and discussion. To make the most of this component, participants are encouraged to bring samples of student work for collaborative review and analysis. These samples will be examined to identify student needs in both writing and spelling.

An overview of the writing timetable, including the important role of guided writing and flexible grouping will be discussed.

This workshop will address the stages of the writing process (writing, editing and publishing), and outline strategies to build students’ confidence and willingness to take risks when writing.

You will receive:

  • workshop notes
  • a Literacy Solutions' classroom resource
  • tea/coffee on arrival, morning tea and lunch

Cost

$255 + GST
RSVP: Five (5) working days prior to workshop

Should you attend?

This full day writing workshop is tailored for P-7 classroom teachers and teachers' aides.