Tuesday 19 October – THE JOY OF TEACHING WRITING – Teaching and Learning with Young Writers *ONLINE

Presented by Deb Sukarna for Foundation to Year 2 Teachers

There is nothing more joyful than being with a young child as they compose and think out loud on paper – through writing, scribble, drawing.  We need to organise our classrooms, so we are with young children as they are writing.  We need to observe their writing behaviour and interact with them as they write.  The seminar will show how we do this in a structured and systematic way that is manageable for teachers. Monitoring progress, using Developmental Writing Indicators, is built into daily writing sessions.

  • What does current research tell us
  • The importance of oral language in Writers Workshop
  • Developmental stages of writing – writing indicators to help guide
  • Building schema through Writers Notebook, Language Experience, Inquiry, Investigation,
    Development Play
  • Organisation of a Writing Session – so we teach, rather than manage
  • Conferencing with young children – structure, purpose, focus
  • Importance of Focus Group Teaching – needs-based
  • Establishing independent routines – helping young writers self-regulate
  • Interactive writing, shared writing, guided writing, modelled writing – components of a writing program
  • Natural links with reading, spelling and writing
  • Monitoring and reporting on progress


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)


Terms and Conditions

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