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​All About Writers is an education consultancy in Canberra dedicated to writing classes being All About Writers. We run TQI accredited PL courses or can come to you and work with a teacher, a grade level or across the school to raise the quality of student writing, the knowledge of your writers, and the insight and skills of your writing teachers. Writing lessons bring together a community of writers who develop skills and strategies that are useful every time they write. 

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Assigning Writing

  • Give the writing topic

  • Teach how to structure of writing for different text types

  • Ask students to sit and write 'cold'

  • First drafts are published pieces

  • Grade what has not been explicitly taught

  • Cover a final draft in red pen, doing the editing

  • Read finished pieces and offer comments

Teaching Writing

  • Assign the genre for a piece

  • Give thorough revisions for a piece

  • Give feedback in the first draft

  • Grade specific skills that have been taught for a piece

  • Confer about the topic of writing

  • Find genre-specific mentor texts for a specific piece

  • Provide specific points for revision or editing

Teaching Writers

  • Help students find a genre or form that fits their idea

  • Help students make long-term writing plans

  • Confer about growth from piece to piece

  • Encourage students to revisit old pieces with new learning and perspective

  • Incorporate mentor texts that transcend genre and demonstrate the skills of writers

  • Incorporate self-reflection into writing

  • Assess skills you have taught across all units

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