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EWSC - Enhancing Writing Skills in Children

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Plenary Conference

Teachers and researchers talking about writing

Programme

4.00pm Arrival with tea, coffee and cookies.

Browse research posters on the development of writing skills in children with dyslexia, DCD and Specific Language Impairment.

Pick up research booklets on “Writing to read”, “Informing Writing through assessment” and “Word processing programs and weaker writers/readers.”

Pick up delegate pack including "Writing Packages in Common Use in Schools" pdf

4.30pm Professor Vince Connelly, Oxford Brookes University

Teachers and Researchers Talking about Writing. An Introduction.

Vince will introduce the evening and open with a description of the writing research programme at Brookes and IoE that led up to the “Talking about Writing” Programme.

4.40pm Professor Julie Dockrell, Institute of Education, London.

The Enhancing Writing Skills in Children Workshops. Knowledge shared and discussed. Julie will give an overview of the recent workshops and provide an introduction to a shared developmental model of writing that provides a key framework for conceptualising writing development with colleagues and children.

4.50–5.40pm Teachers Talking about writing

SENCO, Oxford Primary School.
'Inspiration for Writing'. Talking about Idea Generation for writing.

Lynda Kay, Advisory Teacher, Gloucestershire ATS Communication & Interaction Team.
Supporting the development of Planning and Organisation in writing.pdf

Pat Hudson and Suzanne Saunders. Advisory Teachers. Oxfordshire LACAT
"Words to write with" Talking about Vocabulary for writing” pdf

5.40pm Break for canapés and tea/coffee

Chat to colleagues. Browse research posters on the development of writing skills in children with dyslexia, DCD and Specific Language Impairment.

6.00pm Keynote Speaker Professor Clare Wood, University of Coventry

Phone Texting and Improving Spelling. Clare will give a talk on her highly regarded work in classrooms on phone texting and how texting can actually improve spelling. This is a very controversial topic and Clare work provides a very good example of how new technological tools can be put to good use and contribute to children’s attainment.

6.45pm Professor Julie Dockrell, Institute of Education, London.

Using Curriculum-Based Measurement of writing in the classroom to monitor progress in writing. Julie will talk about our recent work designing and trialling a new assessment tool for writing across all primary school ages for teachers that is simple to use, quick to mark and very reliable. Teachers from the workshop series will be on hand to give their views on their use of the tool as well.

Copies of the measure will be given out to all conference participants.

7.00pm. All speakers and the audience.

General Discussion with teachers and researchers/Question and Answer Session.

7.30pm Close with wine and nibbles in the foyer.

Chat to colleagues. Browse research posters on the development of writing skills in children with dyslexia, DCD and Specific Language Impairment.

For more information please contact us at ewsc@brookes.ac.uk or phone: 01865 483926.

ESRC Contact: Psychology, Oxford Brookes University,
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This project is funded by the ESRC and the Leverhulme Trust