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INTRODUCTION TO BOOKMAKING 2 DAY MINI COURSE
This is the last time this will be offered in 2021!
This Mini Course has a specific focus on working with 3-8 year old writers in Kindergarten and Early Years of School.
This Mini Course books out VERY quickly, so don’t hesitate too long.
The Book-making approach to literacy values and honours children’s prior learning, their cultural competence and their dispositions for learning.
It uses these to drive learning deeper and to create a culture of thinking, talking and noticing about books. It values the intellectual quality of mark-making as an essential component of being a writer.
A book-making approach not only sees children from this competent lens, it empowers children to see themselves as competent writers.
The approach challenges pedagogical practices that see children as empty learners; who are needy because they know so little.
This rich pedagogy engages children in language and literacy, motivates them to become deeply involved in their learning and also excites educators when they see children learning to their potential.
Sat 21 August & Sat 4 September 2021
9.30am – 3.00pm ACST
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THE POWER OF INTERACTIVE WRITING
Leah Mermelstein is the author of many texts about teaching young writers, including her newly published book “We-Do” Writing; Maximizing Practice to Develop Independent Writers (available via Benchmark Press).
In this online webinar series (2 x 90 minute Zoom sessions), Leah will guide our thinking on Interactive Writing in the F/K-3 classroom. Interactive Writing is the perfect methodology for connecting reading, writing and word study.
Sat 31 July & Sat 7 August 2021
9.30am – 11.00am ACST
“WHAT’S IN YOUR STACK?” Chat #4: Using Mentor Texts in Conferences
Calling all teachers of young writers!
Are you looking for new mentor texts to teach with?
Do you want to harness the power of “Your Stack”?
Then join us for an hour-long informal chat, where Lisa, Amanda and Katie each share a stack and what they would teach with it.
We will focus on choosing and using mentor texts during 1:1 conferences, and each:
>share a piece of writing by a young author
>name the strengths of the writer
>discuss possible teaching points (‘nudges’) for this writer
>share a mentor text we could use for this conference
Wed 11 August 2021
4.30pm – 5.30pm
PRACTICAL WAYS TO TEACH MORPHOLOGY
Join us for an hour of practical strategies that will get you started with morphological investigations.
How can we teach morphology in ways that are interesting, engaging and position children as active investigators as they construct their knowledge?
This short webinar will share some strategies that you can try out immediately. Together with an inquiry stance, they will be helpful in creating a culture of curiosity and give learners tools for investigation.
Wed 25 August 2021