How to Effectively Teach Superb Essay Writing in English and Literature

Presented by: Ron Thomas

Event Information: 6 PD Hours

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This workshop will investigate the following;

Having something to say
Teaching understanding of the texts/Issue by using 'chunking' and 'encapsulation'

Knowing what is required
Teaching understanding of the task by visually rendering the task and visually rendering the criteria

Modelling the task
Showing how it is done at the highest level

Teaching organisation skills required in essays
The Macro (Whole essay) and Micro (Paragraphing) levels of organisation

Teaching advanced expression skills - Giving students the tools to answer
How to quote - How to link - How to achieve compression - How to achieve expressiveness - How to be convincing!

Event Details:


27th February, 2018

  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Club Kilsyth

Cnr Canterbury & Colchester Rd, Bayswater North 3153

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  For Teachers Yrs 7 to 12
  $279.00 (+GST)

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About the Presenter

Ron Thomas has 25 years experience in secondary schools teaching: English, Literature and Drama. He is a graduate of the Diploma in Non Fiction Writing and Editing. He is a published author of Travel and Feature Articles in: 'Sunday Age', 'Adelaide Advertiser', 'Senior Travel' and 'Travelling Tales' magazine. As a Gold Level Toastmaster he has written dozens of speeches across all genres specialising in humorous speeches. Ron has taught writing skills to remedial through to gifted students and from year 7 to year 12. He has initiated a Global Novel between Australian, US and Russian students that won him the iEARN Australia Scholarship to the International Conference in Taiwan. Ron is an experienced facilitator with a highly interactive methodology and lively activities. You won't be bored!

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