Talk for Writing for Tier 3 (remediation) Students

8:00am, 20th Feb 2020 - 12:30pm, 20th Feb 2020 8:00am, 21st Feb 2020 - 12:30pm, 21st Feb 2020

Emily Jackson

Speld Qld, 141 Merton Road, Woolloongabba, Qld, 4102

$380.00 Members | $475.00 Non-Members

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Event Details

Talk for Writing for Tier 3 (remediation) Students

Talk for Writing is a unique process that uses spoken activities to develop writing skills. Quality writing is created by first expanding and developing students’ oral language skills and then teaching the necessary steps for exceptional sentence, paragraph and text construction. The TfW approach was originally designed to be implemented at a whole school level, but it is also a highly effective approach when used in a Tier 3 context. In this workshop, trainees will learn how to implement this programme to explicitly target students’ written expression skills when working remedially with individuals or small groups of students.

This two-day workshop offers trainees opportunities for hands-on participation in the steps of this exceptionally effective instructional approach. The workshop addresses the use of TfW for remediation for both fiction and non-fiction across both primary and secondary schooling, and covers:

  • An overview of ‘The Three Is’ – Imitation, Innovation, and Invention/Independent Application – which are the basic phases of the Talk for Writing approach. The Three Is are designed so that students may move from dependence to independence in their writing in a scaffolded, systematic way;
  • How ‘The Three Is’ may be implemented to suit a remediation, rather than classroom, context;
  • Identifying learning goals based on formative assessment of individual students;
  • Development of vocabulary and grammatical skills, with a focus on functional application of vocabulary grammar in writing, through ‘warm up games’ and short burst writing, selected to meet the learning goals of individuals.


Emily Jackson is a Speech Pathologist and T4W trainer. Emily has been involved in T4W for a number of years. She is an experienced trainer and works with schools on an ongoing basis to implement and embed T4W into their everyday teaching practice. Emily is also experienced in using T4W in the classroom across the primary school years, and in delivering the approach in a remedial setting.


How to Register

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Important Notes  

  1. Payment is required prior to the date of the Professional Development Workshop in order to secure attendance and is not refundable.  
  2. For information on our Cancellation and Transfer Policy, please  click here.  
  3. This workshop contributes to the 10 Queensland College of Teachers continuing Professional Development Requirements. You will receive a certificate on the day of event.  
  4. Certificates will not be issued to participants if a School / Organisation has not finalised payment by the day of the Workshop. Once payment has been finalised, the certificate will be emailed to the participant.