Venue: The King’s School Canterbury – Birley’s Pavilion, St Stephen’s Road, Canterbury CT2 7JS
A valuable, practical and stimulating day for all KS2 English teachers on the close relationship between reading and writing, and how to develop young writers’ skills, inspiration and engagement in the classroom.
Delegates will return to school with:
• more understanding of the influence of reading on writing;
• a range of activities that lean on literature and offer support to writers;
• ideas for inspiring story writing and poetry;
• increased awareness of quality literature that can foster writing.
Teresa Cremin will lead the day. A former teacher in Kent, she was an ITE tutor and then Professor at Canterbury Christ Church University and is now a Professor of Education at the Open University. Teresa is a nationally and internationally known speaker with a deep commitment to developing creative and effective literacy practice that engages both children and teachers.
Based on the core principles of good practice, the course will draw on new research findings into successfully teaching writing and developing writers.
There will be opportunities throughout to share concerns, ideas and good practice, handouts and a chance to explore powerful books and purchase some from Norfolk Children’s Book Centre.
09.15-10.00 Registration, coffee and bookshop
10.00-11.00 Keynote on Developing Young Writers
11.00-11.30 Workshop 1: From Reading to Writing: Leaning on Literature
11.30-12.00 Coffee and bookshop
12.00-13.00 Workshop 2: From Reading to Writing: Just Write
13.00-14.00 Two course lunch and bookshop
14.00-15.00 Workshop 3: From Reading to Writing: Leaning on Literature continued
15.00-15.30 Plenary and planning forwards
15.30 Tea and bookshop
Please, will all teachers bring two books they intend to work with during the Spring term, and some writing from two children – one more and one less assured writer.