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The Explicit Teaching of Writing K-6

When: May 27, 2020
Where: NSW
ONLINE:  Supporting Struggling Readers
Presented and moderated by  Dr KAYE LOWE,  Author of FOR THE LOVE OF READING and WRITING THE FUTURE . This online workshop is a practical examination of the reading process and demonstrates strategies that support readers to comprehend texts and develop a love of reading. It provides evidence-based strategies that eliminate the stress and anxiety too often experienced by struggling readers. The workshop is about motivating disinterested students to engage with reading and writing.... Details
When: June 1–30, 2020
Joint Construction: From model text to writing (informative)
ONLINE COURSE- Joint Construction: From model text to writing (informative texts) presented and moderated by Joanne Rossbridge. This course is designed to develop knowledge and metalanguage to explore how to support students in the joint construction of informative texts. Choice of model texts will be considered by looking at examples from subject areas such as History, Science and Geography. Teachers will be provided with ways to read model texts in order to identify a focus on... Details
When: June 9–28, 2020
The craft of writing: attentive teaching with mentor texts
An ONLINE course presented and moderated by Dr Lorraine McDonald, for teachers of students K–10. This course demonstrates how students can be guided to ‘actively notice’ how quality texts are constructed and how to follow these mentor texts to make relevant choices for their own writing purposes. Participants will apply explicit language/grammatical knowledge to closely observe how readers are engaged, how the texts are cohesive and how writers introduce the topic/orientation. With... Details
When: June 18 – July 16, 2020
Joint Construction: From model text to writing (persuasive)
An ONLINE course presented and moderated by Joanne Rossbridge. This course is designed to provide teachers with an understanding of how and why we can support students in the joint construction of persuasive texts. Discussion of text choices will focus particularly on audience consideration and the combining of ideas. Oral language strategies will be shared to show how to shift from oral to more written like language at the point of planning for joint construction. Strategies such as ... Details
When: July 6–26, 2020
Launching Spelling Through Reading and Writing
An ONLINE course presented and moderated by Robyn Wild. While most Kindergarten teachers don’t use formal spelling programs or include weekly Friday dictations into their literacy routines, the teaching of spelling is their core business. So, what are they doing? Join us while we see and hear how children are introduced to words, letters and letter patterns during shared reading and shared and interactive writing, and then use this information as they create their own texts. Whether... Details
When: July 13 – August 10, 2020
LIVE WEBINAR with John Marsden! - SOLD OUT
SOLD OUT: FREE  LIVE WEBINAR FOR PETAA MEMBERS. Renowned writer, teacher and  school principal JOHN  MARSDEN has this message for you ... ‘I’ve got more than 400 books about the teaching of English and more than 500 specifically about the teaching of writing, so I take these subjects seriously! My criterion for a 'how to teach' book was that if, as I thumbed through it in a bookshop, I found two fresh and motivating lessons I could use, I would probably buy it. If I found three or... Details
When: July 30, 2020
ONLINE: Teaching Knowledge for The Art and Craft of Writing
An ONLINE workshop presented and  moderated by Dr ROD CAMPBELL . Teaching students the knowledge and skills for writing English can be creative, engaging and effective. This self paced online workshop will give teachers strategies and resources that can be used immediately in the classroom.The course is divided into two main parts with modules in each. Part 1: Introduction to English Language and Sentence Grammar Part 2: Advanced Sentence Grammar and Cohesion Participants can work... Details
When: August 4 – September 8, 2020
ONLINE  Grammar and Teaching: A twelve week program
Presented by JOANNE ROSSBRIDGE and KATHY RUSHTON in LIVE WEBINARS. As a result of the implementation of the national curriculum and the NAPLAN test many teachers have recognised the need to learn more about the grammatical features of texts. Familiarity with grammar is essential when using language for a range of purposes and supports students to develop reading and writing in all curriculum areas. In this online course learners will: Explore those features of grammar necessary for... Details
When: August 17 – November 23, 2020
Grammar and Teaching : A twelve week program
Presented by  Dr KATHY RUSHTON and JOANNE ROSSBRIDGE As a result of the NAPLAN test and the development of a national curriculum, many teachers have recognised the need to learn more about the grammatical features of texts. Familiarity with grammar is essential when using language for a range of purposes and audiences as this knowledge supports appropriate choices. Grammatical knowledge supports students to develop reading and writing in all curriculum areas. Objectives are to... Details
When: August 27 – December 3, 2020
Where: MILLER, NSW
READING TO WRITE      PETAA  2020 CONFERENCE
PETAA 2020 READING TO WRITE *Do you ever get the time to stop and think about the relationship between reading and writing (and talking and listening) in your classroom? * Have you closely examined the role reading plays in learning to write? * Are you looking to lift student performance in writing? * Could you do more to integrate reading into the teaching of writing? Learning to write requires gaining control of language at the levels of text, paragraph, sentence and word. It... Details
When: November 6–7, 2020
Where: ULTIMO, NSW