Full course description
Date and time
Tuesday 18 October 2022, 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if are a teacher of years 4 to 12, particularly English teachers.
Practical Writing Strategies explores a writing cycle that leads students from ideas through to published writing in all forms, from creative pieces to analytical essays. The writing cycle is designed based on extensive research into both student and 'real-world' writing, drawing on practices from authors and content writers and applying that knowledge to student writing.
The Practical Writing Strategies writing cycle draws on many strands of writing theory, including Harris, McKenzie, Fitzsimmons and Turbill's (2003) work emphasising the importance of purpose, audience and process.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
Relevant Australian professional standards for teachers
1. Know students and how they learn
3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
6. Engage in professional learning
- how to apply the writing cycle to any form of writing, from fiction to nonfiction, creative to analytical (and hybrid texts)
- an understanding of how the cycle applies to the upcoming 2023 VCE English and EAL Study Design for senior English teachers
- a greater understanding of why the process is more important than product when considering student writing
Leon is an experienced educator, consultant and educational writer. Author of 'Practical Reading Strategies and Jacaranda's new 'English' series of textbooks, Leon provides professional learning and strategic planning for curriculum, leading teams, and managing change in schools.