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.
Rebecca Glynn – Learning and Teaching Coach
I love this resource!
Kay Whittaker - Parent, Gladstone
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.
Peter Cocks - 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 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.
Ellen Kean - Head of Department, English and LOTE, Toolooa State High School
Marie Dowd - University StudentHow 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!