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Children who start school with no or minimal literacy skills can struggle to close the gap with their peers, and that gap may continue to grow.
Seven simple messages can make a powerful difference to a child’s reading journey. If parents know what these are and how to incorporate them incidentally into a child’s day from birth, it will make the entire literacy path that much more straightforward. And it’s critical that parents invest in their child’s acquisition of these fundamental skills. I believe these seven steps should not be a secret and should be accessible for all parents and carers. When armed with this knowledge, parents are fully equipped to give their children the best possible literacy journey.
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A ‘write your own adventure’ workshop by the queen of action-packed missions! Could you be the next member of D-Bot Squad? Take the driver’s seat and learn to write your own action-packed adventure. You’ll use a five-step plan to create your own story and design your very own dino-bot built for catching real dinosaurs. Buckle […]
Unlock your creativity and dramatically improve the quality of your writing with this workshop for students aged 8-15 and budding adult writers out there. Learn about Louise’s Top Five writing tips Discover how to blend historical research and fiction to write a face-paced adventure. Learn how to use Guided Writing Meditation to write a rich […]
What do Zac Power Test Drives and D-Bot Squad have in common? ADVENTURE! A ‘write your own adventure’ workshop by the queen of action-packed missions! Could you be the next member of D-Bot Squad? Take the driver’s seat and learn to write your own action-packed adventure. You’ll use a five-step plan to create your own story […]
Move your writing forward by learning to write like a writer and read like a writer—individualised workshops that focus on the key skills and techniques of creative writing for staff and students. Topics: Topics include but are not limited to: Read like a writer Write like a writer Show rather than tell How memorable characters […]
What do the Star Girl, Zac Power Test Drive and Boy vs Beast books all have in common? They’re great adventure stories. This session looks at how a story is constructed and written, including character development, plotline planning, incident building, great beginnings and even greater endings. Through role-play and other activities students will experience how to craft a good narrative […]
You know you have a great story idea! You can see it as a book. But how does an idea become a real book on the shelves? And what’s involved in getting it there? This session follows the journey of an idea through 1st draft, edits, the editorial process, the design process, the illustration process, […]
Louise writes books that entertain, inform, extend, aid the acquisition of literacy skills and inspire. Her new series for girls does all of this whilst addressing current and critical themes such as bullying, self-esteem, trust, friendships, conflict resolution, assertiveness and more. Meet the author and find out how she comes up with her ideas and […]