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6 PD HOURS

Event Details

17/02/2020

9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Batman’s Hill on Collins 625 Collins St, Melbourne

Years 7-12

$279 + GST

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How to Effectively Teach Superb Essay Writing in English and Literature

This workshop will investigate the following –

Having something to say

  • Teaching understanding of the texts/issue by using ‘chunking’ and ‘encapsulation’

Knowing what is required

  • Teaching understanding of the task by visually rendering the task and visually rendering the criteria

Modelling the task

  • Showing how it is done at the highest level

Teaching organisation skills required in essays

  • The Macro (Whole essay) and Micro (Paragraphing) levels of organisation

Teaching advanced expression skills – Giving students the tools to answer

  • How to quote – How to link – How to achieve compression –
  • How to achieve expressiveness – How to be convincing!
Presented by Critical Agendas

Ron Thomas

Ron Thomas has been teaching Junior English for over 30 years from remedial to Gifted and Talented – and still does. He has delivered Professional Development for English teachers for a decade in all states of Australia and at VATE, Pearson and Critical Agendas Conferences. He is a published poet, Feature Writer, Travel Writer and author of a Drama Text book. His Drama background makes for scintillating English classes and workshops. A Gold Level Toastmaster, he brings Public Speaking skills to English teaching. Ron’s seminars are highly interactive and you’ll walkaway with a swag of immediately useful resources for your classes

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