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:


Tuesday 15th October, 2019

  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Batman's Hill on Collins
625 Collins Street, Melbourne

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Target Audience: Years 7-12.

  $279.00 + GST

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About the Presenter:

Ron Thomas has been teaching Junior English for over 30 years from remedial to Gifted and Talented - and still does. He has delivered Professional Development for English teachers for a decade in all states of Australia and at VATE, Pearson and Critical Agendas Conferences. He is a published poet, Feature Writer, Travel Writer and author of a Drama Textbook. His Drama background makes for scintillating English classes and workshops. A Gold Level Toastmaster, he brings Public Speaking skills to English teaching. Ron’s seminars are highly interactive and you’ll walk away with a swag of immediately useful resources for your classes.

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