Inspirational Teaching Strategies

THE WRITEKEY

THE NEW SECTOR-LEADING APPROACH TO IMPROVING READING, WRITING, LITERACY AND CREATIVITY
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?

“Thank you very much for the fantastic training course yesterday! I can safely say that it was the most enjoyable and worthwhile course we've had at the school. The staff have been buzzing about it this morning... You've really inspired them and chimed a lot of chords! I was really pleased to see the staff from our Federation giving it their all and enjoying developing their writing techniques.”

Adam Lopez , Tavernspite CP School
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“What a brilliant day, so many inspirational ideas. It was fun to be able to write creatively myself. I look forward to trying these ideas in school.”

Miranda Davies , Tenby VC Church in Wales Primary
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“It inspired me to try new things with my class, to use my expertise and to free the creativity of me and my children. It made us all smile and want to teach creative writing now.”

D Saunders - Creative writing Teacher , Faringdon Junior School
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“I have really enjoyed the training today. It has given me many ideas that I would like to implement into my classroom. It was wonderful to see it demonstrated on an actual class!”

Angelina Bucarelli, Primary Teacher , Beechview School
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“An excellent course, creative and inspirational. The results demonstrated are phenomenal.”

Lenka Smith, Primary Teacher , Beechview School
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“The children were fully engaged and enthused to write. They loved 'writing in the round' and are keen to do more. Productive day with excellent results and most importantly, FUN!”

Jill Thomas, Year 6 Teacher , Pantysgallog Primary School
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