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Encouraging Reluctant Writers

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 19 September 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9yvM

Pulling your hair out trying to persuade students to write?

This webinar will cover common reasons why children who are capable of writing sometimes still struggle to get words on a page, along with strategies, writing exercises, games and activities to encourage reluctant writers.

A former reluctant writer herself, Helen draws on her own experience of struggling with writing at primary school, along with her years of experience as both an award-winning writer and creative writing tutor for this presentation.

What you'll learn:

  • Identify common writing blocks in children
  • Explore strategies for addressing writing blocks
  • Gain new ideas and inspiration for writing exercises, games and activities.

Target audience:

Primary and intermediate teachers working with children who possess the ability to write but still struggle to get words on a page.

Date: Thursday 24 October at 3.30pm.
Duration: 1 hour.
Cost: $195 +GST (per school - watching the same screen)

Register now, even if you are unable to make the live webinar, no problem! Register anyway to receive a recording after the event.

Please note, our one fee, one screen policy means your entire team can enjoy watching the webinar, at the same time for the same price.

Note also that registrants who attend and complete the webinar will receive an attendance certificate.

About the presenter:

Helen Vivienne Fletcher is a children’s and young adult author, spoken word poet and award-winning playwright. She has written numerous titles for young people, including Broken Silence which was a finalist in the Ngaio Marsh Best First Book Award. She discovered her passion for writing for young people while working as a youth support worker, and now helps young people find their own passion for storytelling through her business, Brain Bunny Workshops: Creative Writing Classes for Children. 

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

24 October 2019 – 24 October 2019

Further information

Contact: Richard Dams

 (0800) 737 855

info@peptalks.co.nz

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