Teacher Hub Members Update – September 2023

It’s hard to believe it’s already September! This month we’re focusing on Seven Steps in the real world. We have just created a new collection of fun, bite-sized interviews with professional writers about how they use Seven Steps techniques in their work. We’ve also got fresh new resources and a great tip from Suzanne on how to customise and reuse our Classroom PowerPoints.

Seven Steps in the Real World | The Editor’s Pick | Writing Samples |
Most Downloaded Resources | Suz’s Support Advice | Teacher Hub Community

Seven Steps in the Real World

Keep the buzz of Book Week alive with some virtual author visits and show students the real-world application of the techniques they are learning.

Hear from the experts themselves about how they apply Seven Steps concepts in their writing, from brainstorming and planning to crafting powerful conclusions that leave a lasting impact.

Watch the videos and then use the accompanying discussion questions and follow-on activities to explore the expert insights in more detail.

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The Editor’s Pick

Check out some of our brand-new additions to the Resource Library! New resources are added every month, so remember to check the ‘New Resources’ section on the dashboard and watch out for our next Members’ Update.

Writing Samples

Football Fever is here to stay! Be wowed by these fantastic student samples from the writing superstars at Our Lady of Pines in Victoria. Seven Steps presenter Deb Larmer used the Matildas’ infamous penalty shoot-out against France to inspire her students to write these nail-biting tension scenes.

Check out this sample from Nicholas in Year 3 and download the resource for more samples and instructions on how to run the activity in your classroom.

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Writing sample from a writing superstar!

Most downloaded resources

Check out these popular resources! Have you used them in your classroom yet?

Lesson Plan - Write Like a Witness

Step 3: Tightening Tension

Powerpoint - Testing persuasive Techniques

Step 3: Tightening Tension

Annotated Writing Sample - Information Report

Putting It All Together

Poster - Seven Steps Checklist (Colour)

All Steps
Narrative | Informative | Persuasive

Suz’s Support Advice

Did you know? All our Classroom PowerPoints are now editable. This means that you can easily adapt and reuse them year after year by changing the topic, stimulus or outcome. Use the additional topic suggestions at the end of each PowerPoint or come up with your own to suit your students.

For example, you could reuse the Narrative Fast Starts PowerPoint by changing the topics or challenging students to use a different technique for each Sizzling Start.

We also have a blank PowerPoint template that can be used to create your own lessons following the Gradual Release Model – I do, We do, You do used in our Classroom PowerPoint series.

Teacher Hub Community

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