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!


** Please bring either a USB or laptop to this event. Resources will be provided electronically.

Event Details:


Monday 13th May, 2019

  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Double Tree by Hilton
270 Flinders Street, Melbourne 

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Target Audience: Years 7-12 English Teachers.

  $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. Ron is author of ‘Inspiring the Best Writing from students’ for Phoenix Press. 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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