Now the dust has settled after the release of the NAPLAN results and schools are busy analysing their data, it is evident that writing is an area of weakness in many schools around the nation.
It is not so much about whether or not students know how to write a narrative or a persuasive piece, or even guess which one it is going to be, but more about students having the wide range of skills that enable them to be competent and confident writers.
It is not uncommon for me to hear teachers bemoan the fact that even high school students cannot write in sentences!
Catherine has had experience as a NAPLAN marker and brings a wealth of expertise to this area. Book her now for 2018 (she still has some availability this term also) and she can assist your school with an approach to writing improvement.
- Pat Hipwell
In September, Catherine and I will be travelling to Finland as part of a Teacher Professional Development Study Tour. The purpose of the trip is to see how Finland has consistently maintained its position at the top of the PISA scale for education.