Friday 15 October – WRITERS WORKSHOP – Getting the buzz in our Writing Sessions! *ONLINE

Presented by Deb Sukarna for Year 2 to Year 2 Teachers

We can maximize our teaching time in Writers Workshop by organizing for learning in a structured and manageable way. It is the structure that allows for flexibility and differentiation as we interact and respond to students. The key to this is an independent routine that helps students to self-regulate, as they learn how to reflect and help themselves throughout the writing process. If we want our students to develop these metacognitive strategies then we need a writing culture that encourages and supports this – how we give feedback to students is critical to a Writers Workshop.

  • What is the Australian Curriculum and current research telling us?
  • The beliefs underpinning how we organize for learning
  • Are we ‘doing writing’ or actually teaching the writer?’
  • Introduction to Writers Notebooks – the key to an independent routine!
  • Harnessing thinking from Inquiry units, Language Experience, Investigations
  • Structure of a Writing session – every minute is a treasure!
  • Establishing expectations and routines so writers are not dependent on the teacher
  • Classroom Resources that make a difference
  • The place of Focus Group Teaching – needs-based
  • Importance of teacher monitoring – systems in place
  • Structuring conferences in a manageable way
  • Conferences are the key to improving writing – feedback that helps children to help themselves
  • How conferences vary from Year 2 to Year 6
  • A scaffold to help teachers prepare for conference


Please select the number of participants attending and provide any dietary requirements.

Workshop Details

Online via Zoom


Week Day Workshops: 9:15 am to 3:15 pm

Saturday Workshops: 10:00 am to 3:15 pm



$270 per person, or $250 per person (including GST) for two or more participants from the one school

(Cost includes hand-outs)


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