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Talk for Writing Courses

NEW: Talk for Writing – Poetry and Short-burst Writing

Course Overview:
The teaching of poetry and short-burst writing sits at the very heart of a rich and imaginative English curriculum.  It teaches children to consider the purpose of their writing, identifying language and writerly tools that establish a desired mood or effect.  It also connects a child’s understanding of literature to their own written compositions, training them to raid their reading for writerly tricks and techniques.  The course will be rich in tried and tested practical strategies to implement in the classroom that will enrich and deepen written outcomes and enjoyment.

Course Content:

  • Writing poetry – focusing on words and their effects.
  • Toolkit generation – raid our reading for writers’ tools.
  • Short-burst writing activities, including:
    – Creative activities to open the imagination;
    – Observational poetry to capture the detail;
    – The craft of turning poetry into prose;
    – Writing in the style of an author.
  • Application across the curriculum – raising the standard of written English.

About Jamie Thomas:
As well as being an accredited Talk for Writing Trainer, Jamie is Head of Warren Teaching School Alliance and Deputy Head & Head of Literacy at Warren Road Primary School. As a self-proclaimed ‘Talk for Writing’ and grammar nut, he is passionate about instilling a love of English in people of all ages and thrives on raising standards through inspirational training and development.

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Course Details

Jamie Thomas

14 Nov 19 | 13:00-15:30
22 Jan 20 | 13:00 – 15:30

Warren Road Primary School, Warren Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 6JF

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