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Jacqueline Harvey: PD Programs for Teachers: Teaching Writing

Session Info:

Are you daunted by the prospect of writing a narrative? Do you find it impossible to come up with ideas and the thought of writing for an audience fills you with dread? Then you probably know how a good many of your students feel when they have to produce a story.

As a highly experienced teacher, Jacqueline has spent many years sharing her expertise with teachers on strategies to get their students writing, understanding what good writing is and how you can help your students unleash their creativity. She can tailor PD to suit staff needs and meet curriculum requirements.


Workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of the group. Topics covered may include:

  • Finding and developing ideas
  • Creating believable characters
  • Developing plausible plots
  • Using dialogue effectively
  • Understanding the concept of ‘Show, Don’t Tell’
  • Literary devices
  • Super starts and excellent endings
  • Creating a picture book
  • Editing

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