Workshop: Writing Warriors

Intended audience: Years 5-10

Duration: 2 hours

Technology: projector, screen, sound

Description:

This workshop uses engaging material to help students learn and practice strategies that will make them better writers. The workshop is explicit about how to teach and support students to practice writing skills. Teachers are encouraged to involve themselves fully in the workshop as learners and to attend the post teacher deep dive.

Writing skills learned include:

  • Writing brain warm ups
  • Sensational sentences
  • Dynamic dialogue
  • Fresh similes
  • Talking senses

There are also options for students to share their writing with their families and the school community.

“The best part of today was working as a group to write some good words and sentences. Also it was super cool and funny when we had to do a short play acting out the rugby game and what the players were thinking.”

Brooke. Opaheke School