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The idea for How to write what you want to say... came from Pat Hipwell's experiences with her own children's struggles to put into words what they want to say.
Drawing on Pat's extensive experience as an independent literacy consultant, logonliteracy has developed a range of guides and teaching resources to improve students' reading, writing and literacy skills.
I have found that the ‘Little Blue Book’ has made teaching writing a lot easier. It helps with writing criteria sheets and, when a student gets stuck for sentence starters, it is great to be able to offer a couple of options. Creating exemplars for students has been made easier as well.
Learning and Teaching Coach
I love this resource!
I use the book in class, especially with my middle school classes. Today I am doing a lesson on comparing two sets of data in mathematics and I am going to use the section on comparing.
These give my students the confidence to begin to write and when they have that momentum they write with confidence and style.
Science and Maths Teacher
To be honest these books have probably given me a higher score in NAPLAN.
This book helps me a lot.
How to write what to say is a helpful book as it gives me a variety of sentences and words to choose from. Not only is the book small and understandable it does the thinking for you. I now no longer have a blank page. I can start my sentences easier thanks to the book.
How to Write What You Want to Say fills a gap that existed in resources for students in that it draws together relevant elements that comprise a thinking skill. Staff love the fact that we now have a great tool to use when teaching the all-important skills that are common to all curriculum area and an integral part of the Australian Curriculum. Students love the sensible, easy-to-follow layout. The real proof of the quality of the book is the almost immediate positive impact its use has had on the way in which students write. A must for educators and students.
Head of Department, English and LOTE, Toolooa State High School
I wanted to email you to tell you how much I appreciate your little book How to write what you want to say. I am a first year university student (mature aged) and am struggling with writing academic essays for the first time in 30 years. I picked up your book at the ABC shop before Christmas and it is already dog-eared. It cuts to the chase and is, frankly, far more useful than the many resources and other 'how to write an essay' books I have come across.
How to Write What You Want to Say has been one of the most valuable teaching resources that I have stumbled across. As a teacher, it has given me the confidence to teach students how to approach key task words and has allowed me to develop a framework for breaking down in-class and assessment tasks. For my students, I have witnessed many of them experiencing the ‘light-bulb’ moment when they read the definition of the task word and then see it in action. The sentence starters have also given them the confidence to know that they are ‘starting off on the right foot’ and it’s exciting to see their work improving as they incorporate more of these. It is a resource that I highly recommend to all of my teaching colleagues!
Hooking Students into Learning … in all curriculum areas, Patricia Hipwell’s latest book, will be released in October. In this Q&A, Pat tells us why she wrote the new book.
After many years of development, Patricia Hipwell’s new book Hooking Students into Learning … in all curriculum areas has hit the printing press. The book, which is nearly 500 pages long, is a collection of strategies for teachers to start lessons with students engaged in meaningful learning activities.
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