I’m finally able to showcase the cover for my upcoming book with Corwin Press. “Write it. Level it. Teach it.” is a book designed to help teachers save time when creating content for their class while maximising its effectiveness through clear focus and by pitching it at the correct reading level.
If you came along to my Writing For The Classroom workshop, you’ll be familiar with the core concepts, but the book goes into much more depth and includes loads of teacher exercises and examples to help you on your way. It’s due out in Spring 2022, so keep an eye out for more information. Signing up for my monthly newsletter is the easiest way to do just that.
I’ve been working on a new workshop for engaging reluctant writers and extending greater depth writers and wanted to share some images. Those who recognise the pictures will have some idea about how the workshop might work, but for those who don’t, I’ll give you a clue:
Children in the workshop will step onto a miniature battlefield and take control of a small army. After each turn, they will describe the narrative as it unfolds in front of them, from their own army’s point of view.
Each game will involve different twists and turns and so each narrative will be unique. Using a school adult to scribe their ideas, the children will be full immersed in talking their writing and exploring the miniature world around them.
There are several key benefits to this particular workshop:
The children won’t be doing the writing – they will be talking all of their ideas. This is great for children who struggle with the physical act of writing or who struggle to commit ideas to paper.
They will end up with a detailed and immersive dual narrative by the end of the session.
As soon as things start to calm down and it is safe again to head into schools, I’ll be releasing more information and looking for some schools to trial the new session, so keep your eyes peeled for that email.
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