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Introduction to Trait Writing & Introducing the Traits to Students

Description

The traits of writing are steeped in over 30 years of research and continue to gain popularity worldwide. The research reveals that ‘quality’ writing all share six essential components. They are – ideas, organisation, sentence fluency, word choice, voice and conventions.

Using student examples, strategies and teacher activities, teachers will have a clear understanding of the 6+1 traits of writing and the skills that support them.

Details
What you need to bring:

Paper and pens for note taking.
Tea/coffee and light snacks provided.

Who can attend: 
Up to 3 representatives from you school –  usually a literacy leader/co-ordinator and teachers.  If you would like to bring additional staff, please email Sam Nicolaides at sam@scriibi.com.
Your school will receive:
  • A full set of updated slides and teaching notes to run the PD in your school. We recommend providing all teachers within your school the resources for Part 2: Introducing the Traits to Students first, so they can run this in their classroom at any time. 
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Book

Friday 19th February
8:30am - 10:30am

Due to Covid and resulting regulations we can't confirm if this session will be in-person, although this is our preference.   It will most likely be at the university or a school may host the PD.  We will confirm this by week 2 of term 1 2021
						
PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO TRAIT WRITING

Writing is broken down into 6 traits, plus presentation.

IDEAS, ORGANISATION, WORD CHOICE, SENTENCE FLUENCY, VOICE, CONVENTIONS

Trait writing helps students develop a critical writer’s eye and assess the main characteristics of writing independent from one another. It uses a common language from Prep to Grade 6

  • It nurtures process learning
  • It values the writing process and process learning.
  • All children learn that they are writers and writing is celebrated every day.
  • We don’t pressure students to finish. Writing a draft is the writing task.
  • Students revisit the same piece many times to evaluate, respond to feedback and set specific achievable short term goals to develop their writing skills. Each piece should be an improvement from the last.

If students work like this and think about writing as a process, their writing flourishes. Research has proven this!

PART 2: INTRODUCING THE TRAITS TO STUDENTS 

Dedicating time to explicitly introduce the traits to students is the first step in developing their awareness and understanding of these six key ingredients to good writing and the language that underpins them.

During the workshop, teachers will be guided through three steps to successfully roll out the traits across their classroom:

1.  Roll them out quickly with six mini-lessons

2.  Keeping it simple

3.  Follow a common approach

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  • Onboarding is remote (Zoom) and runs for 45 minutes. 
  • Multiple teams can attend one session, although we are happy for you to book more than one session if teams are available at different times.

Please upload these at least 1 week before the first onboarding session.

Upload Class Lists
How will you be uploading the student & class data? *

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You will need to upload the following files:   

These can be export files (Excel or CSV) from your school management system (eg. Compass) or you can make your own.

 

1. List of all Classes and their Teacher(s)Click Here to see an example.
Maximum upload size: 41.94MB
2. List of all Students and their detailsClick Here to see an example.
Maximum upload size: 41.94MB
2. Upload a separate Student List for each Class that will be using Scriibi. Click Here to see an example.
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Upload Student & Class Files

Maximum upload size: 41.94MB
Once you have uploaded all the files please Submit and we will be in touch. If you have any questions, please email us at info@scriibi.com.

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You will need to upload 2 files.   These can be export files (Excel or CSV) from your school management system (eg. Compass) or you can make your own. 1. List of all Classes and their Teacher(s)Click Here to see an example. 2. List of all Students and their detailsClick Here to see an example.
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You will need to upload 2 files.   These can be export files (Excel or CSV) from your school management system (eg. Compass) or you can make your own.

 

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  • Onboarding is remote (Zoom) and runs for 45 minutes. 
  • Multiple teams can attend one session, although we are happy for you to book more than one session if teams are available at different times.
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