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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

  • Giving the writing topic

  • Asking students to sit and write 'cold'

  • First drafts are published pieces

  • Grading what has not been explicitly taught

  • Covering a final draft in red pen

  • Reading finished pieces and offering comments

Teaching Writing

  • Assigning the genre for a piece

  • Giving thorough revisions for a piece

  • Giving feedback in the first draft

  • Grading specific skills that have been taught for a piece

  • Conferring about the topic of writing

  • Finding genre-specific mentor texts for a specific piece

  • Provide specific points for revision or editing

Teaching Writers

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

  • Helping students make long-term writing plans

  • Conferring about growth from piece to piece

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

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

  • Incorporating self-reflection into writing assessment

  • Assessing skills you have taught across all units

  • Helping students keep a portfolio of writing pieces

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