Thursday 14 March 8.30am-4pm (registration from 8.30am)
This workshop is divided into three two hour sessions. The first session is devoted to reading.
Reading as an imaginative process
In this session, we will model strategies you can use to enhance students’ reading comprehension to develop their own internalised and richer knowledge of the text. We will also help you create your own strategies to enable students to present their reading in their own voice, avoiding formulaic repetition.
The second session focuses on writing.
Writing with voice
In this session, we will show you how to build the fluency of your students’ writing in Years 7 – 10 in preparation for their VCE years. Particular focus will be placed on how to foster writing that captures what students want to say and is also elegant, succinct and fluent.
The final session focuses on the writing of essays
The essay pathway
In this session, we offer an alternative to the TEEL essay structure which enables the voice of your students to flourish within a well-thought-through understanding of the essay genre.
All of the speakers in this workshop have participated in the DET funded VATE Reading Community of Practice. Teachers will take away a range of resources from each of the sessions which will help them on their return to their schools and will additionally help less capable students develop their reading comprehension in order to enhance their own voice when writing essays.
Cancellations must be received at the VATE office in writing.
Cancellations received between 5 and 3 working days prior to the event date will be charged a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations received less than 2 working days prior to the event will receive NO REFUND. If you do not attend and have not notified the office in writing according to the above policy, you will receive no refund.