Essential C21st Teaching Skills

THE WRITE STUFF: TOOLS, TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVING LITERACY (PRIMARY)

Tips and Techniques for Improving Literacy (Primary)
About this course

The WriteKey is a whole new approach to the teaching of creative writing that really does unleash children’s imaginations. You will discover how to help pupils to start, shape and finish a story as well as raising their own expectations of what they can achieve. The WriteKey has already inspired hoards of children to obtain Level 6, many of whom hadn’t shown any interest in writing before. It also inspired Estyn, who rated the course as ‘Sector Leading Practice’.


The course will give teachers:

  1. Ten simple but highly effective and ‘sector leading’ ideas on how to improve the creative writing of pupils of all ability ranges in Years 3-9
  2. A whole new approach to improving writing of all types through a unique language-based system that generates its own progression
  3. Tricks of the trade used by top writers that unlock the door of creativity and give everyone something to write about
  4. Superb ideas for marking, feedback, increasing vocabulary, producing extended writing, getting older pupils to teach younger ones, punctuating properly and understanding essential literacy terms
  5. A 100% practical and hands-on day that will inspire teachers to inspire their own pupils.

Course Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate an incredibly effective and proven approach to improving extended writing and literacy
  • Show that you don’t have to burn your budget (or the candle at both ends) to get children writing creatively
  • Show how the WriteKey can give your pupils the tools to write their own books
  • Embed inspirational strategies into extended writing teaching to cater for all learners
  • Illustrate outstanding techniques for improving student writing thorough effective feedback
  • Leave you with a solid understanding of the WriteKey so you can utilise it most effectively
Course Outline:
SESSION 1: THE WRITEKEY EXPLAINED

The fundamental principles of classroom literacy

Step one: The WriteKey using a poem

Adding vocabulary and sophistication

Step two: The WriteKey using a short piece of text

SESSION 2: FOCUSING ON THE SPECIFICS OF CLASSROOM WRITING

Writing effective and realistic dialogue

Embedding the literacy so pupils can become literary

Highly effective feedback for literacy

Proven strategies of successful classroom writing

SESSION 3: THE WRITEKEY: WRITING A BOOK!

Top tips for improving extended writing

Editing, self-marking, peer marking and the art of constant improvement

Putting it all together

Embedding effective practice to enhance writing skills in the long-term future

Wendy Imperato

wendy.imperato@dragonfly-training.co.uk

029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

mary@dragonfly-training.co.uk

+44 (0)29 2071 1787
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“This is a course you simply cannot afford to miss - your staff will love you forever for booking it! I have booked Steve (CEO of Dragonfly) to deliver this now in my last 3 schools as Head. On each occasion, staff have been "buzzing" following the training and keen to implement the strategies in their classrooms the very next day. This week, staff are still talking about the new learning 4 days after the training - and excitedly sharing with me the amazing pupil work that has been produced as a result. WOW. Even the most disengaged boys are enthused to write! Steve also shared a fabulous spelling strategy with us. As is the norm for Dragonfly, training was highly entertaining, strategies insightfully researched as highly effective and common sense.”

Headteacher , Chivenor Primary School

Fantastic training, very practical and this training will enable me to be more confident when teaching writing and be more creative when teaching English in the classroom.

Teacher , Chivenor Primary School

Good practical ideas on how to engage and increase the progress of our children. Pace was good as we covered large amounts in a compressed time.

Teacher , Chivenor Primary School

I really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot of ideas that I am excited to try in the classroom.

Teacher , Park City International School
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