Applying the Seven Steps with Beginner Writers
New Online Session!
Are you trained in the Seven Steps but looking for further inspiration and practical ideas for your beginner writers?
Join our literacy experts in a practical and eye-opening online session. Ideal for Foundation to Year 2 teachers, this session draws on current classroom practice and practical experiences to explore how the Seven Steps can be used with beginner writers.
New Online Sessions
This engaging and practical 1.5-hour online session is the perfect way to build on your Seven Steps teaching. It’s presented by a knowledgeable Seven Steps presenter with decades of experience in lower-primary teaching.
Only two sessions available this year and limited spots available, don’t miss out!
- what the techniques look like when applied in lower primary
- how to teach students to verbalise ideas and stories
- how to use the Seven Steps techniques as they begin to write.
This approach will lay the groundwork for writing success as students develop their skills and become confident communicators.
The session is broken down into three parts:
What it looks like – Specific ways to read, watch and look at different types of texts that develop the authorial thinking skills students need as they begin writing.
Tell Me About It – Speaking is a skill underpinning written communication. In this session we explore real classroom practice that helps students generate and verbalise ideas as well as begin to sort and select them for communication.
Time to write – How to get students to then use these ideas in their writing, starting at the sentence level and working up to the paragraph level.
Have specific questions you’d like answered?
Each part will be followed by small group discussions so that participants can discuss and share ideas with each other and the session will end with a Q&A session with the presenter.
Here’s what you’ll achieve from this specialist online session.
Discover the roadmap to creating a vibrant and collaborative Seven Steps writing classroom for lower-primary students.
Explore real examples from teachers using specific Seven Steps techniques with their beginner writers.
Explore ways to prompt creative thinking in your lower-primary classroom using brainstorming strategies and oral language activities.
Learn how to progress students from writing collaboratively to independently.
Help students apply the concepts once writing is established.
Confidently create writing activities that will engage students and lay the groundwork for their future writing.
Early Years Manual
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Lay the foundation for great writing in younger students by focusing on visual and oral techniques, brainstorming and creativity.
- Over 97 Action Activities for Steps 1-7
- Top tips and strategies
- Worksheets and planning templates
- A wide variety of writing samples
- Links to the Australian Curriculum – English for Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2
Ready to inspire your beginner writers?
Come to a Beginner Writers Online Session
If you’re trained in the Seven Steps and looking to inspire your beginner writers with lots of new ideas and practical activities then this online session is for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you mean by ‘beginner writers’?
By beginner writers, we primarily mean students from Foundation to Year 2. Kindergarten teachers and teachers who work with EAL/D and LD students may also find the session useful.
I haven’t been trained in the Seven Steps yet, can I still attend?
Unfortunately, this session is only available if you have been trained in the Seven Steps. To book a spot at Workshop One: Seven Steps to Transform Student Writing, click here
I’ve just attended Workshop One, is it too early for me to attend?
No, it’s not. If you’ve just been fully trained in Workshop One the day before our Apply the Seven Steps for Beginner Writers session, you can still attend!
Is this course NESA accredited?
This online session is not as yet accredited by NESA.