Talk for Writing Two Day Workshop, Sydney

  • 09:00 AM
  • NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre Level 1, 23 - 33 Mary Street, Surry Hills
  • 02 9739 6277 or em:


This two-day professional development workshop offers an overview of the Talk 4 Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in this exceptionally effective instructional approach for teaching written expression.

The workshop addresses the use of Talk 4 Writing for both fiction and non-fiction and covers:

  • Planning: based on instructional needs of students at either a unit or whole-school level;
  • The “Three I’s” – Imitation, Innovation and Invention – The fundamentals of the Talk 4 Writing approach, by guiding students in a systematic, scaffolded way they develop their writing from dependence to independence.
  • Student skill development is promoted through effective feedback;
  • Accurate assessment of writing, assists in track students’ progress and guides teaching goals; and
  • Development of grammatical skills, with a focus on functional application of grammar in writing, through ‘warm-up’ games selected to meet specific instructional needs of students.

This workshop is aimed at primary school teachers and tutors.



This workshop is presented by registered psychologist Courtney McNally.  Courtney has extensive knowledge in the area of learning difficulties. She is a passionate advocate for Talk for Writing, and has found the program to be highly engaging and effective for students of all ages and abilities, including those students with learning difficulties.


9am – 3.30pm, Thursday, 10 May 2018
9am – 3.30pm, Friday, 11 May 2018

Ticket Pricing:

Non Member $440
Member $395
SPELD Tutor $325
Student $290


CLICK HERE to Register Online

CLICK HERE to download PDF Flyer (Sydney)



Completing these two days will contribute to 10.5 hours of QTC Registered Professional learning addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.6.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 3.2.2, 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


SPELD NSW has a ‘no refund’ policy. The exception is if the event had to be cancelled. Registration can be transferred if required. Please advise us of any changes.

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