On-line Writing Workshop

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Improving Writing

 

The Writing Workshop consists of 5 Units: 

* Introduction

* Oral Language

* Persuasive Writing

* Narrative Writing

* Editing.

 

In this workshop participants will learn strategies for effectively teaching the Writing Persuasively and Writing Creatively courses. Good oral language skills underpin good writing. Consequently, it is important that teachers have a good understanding of how to help students develop these skills. Editing is an important component of the writing process, but one that many students find difficult, so techniques for helping students develop this skill are also covered.  Although the material is primarily for students experiencing difficulty in this area, it is likely that all students could benefit from the systematic and structured approach used in the program.

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Unit 1: Provides an overview of the Cracking the ABC Code Writing Workshop. It discusses what constitutes ‘effective writing’ , the key components of the writing process, and strategies for helping students with poor working memory and with dysgraphia.

Unit 2: The Oral Language Unit discusses the importance of oral language in the writing process.

Unit 3: The Persuasive Writing Unit provides a step-by-step guide to teaching 10 key lessons based around the Cracking the ABC Code Writing Persuasively book. Video excerpts demonstrating key teaching points are embedded into the Power Point presentation. It also includes downloadable notes.

Unit 4: The Narrative Writing Unit provides a step-by-step guide to teaching 10 key lessons based around the Cracking the ABC Code Writing Creatively book. Video excerpts demonstrating key teaching points are embedded into the Power Point presentation

Unit 5: The Editing Unit provides some strategies for helping students edit their written work.