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Tim Harris: Teaching Writing

Session Info:

Drawing on Tim’s 15 years as a primary teacher, his writing workshops for teachers can be tailored to suit the needs of a school. The workshops challenge and inspire teachers to revitalise the way they teach writing. Each workshop is highly interactive and the teachers are presented with opportunities to experience lesson ideas.

Topics:
  • Helping students find an original idea
  • Helping students plan
  • The importance of vocabulary
  • Managing time during a lesson
  • How to effectively mark students’ writing
  • Paragraphing
  • Writing more complex sentences
  • Structuring dialogue
  • Being descriptive
  • Writing with purpose
  • Figurative language

Schools may also request a specific topic or focus.

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