Talk for Writing Training
Ink Wing Academy is passionate in the belief that we are all writers, with our own voice to capture. As a trained TfW practitioner, Michelle has gone back to her TfW roots to bring the best literacy training to schools in Northern Ireland and Donegal.
Accredited Talk for Writing Training
Michelle is an accredited Talk for Writing Trainer and provides whole school training around its successful and outstanding framework.
Talk for Writing is an approach to teaching writing that encompasses a three-stage pedagogy:
Imitation - Inspired by hooks and an excellent written model, pupils explore text, character and settings and read like a writer as well as learn and internalise texts, to identify a rich variety of transferrable ideas, words and structures. They use these to help devise co-constructed story maps or boxing up as well as class toolkits for the children to use.
Innovation - Pupils use their rich banks of visual ideas, words and structures to help them create new versions of the genre with their teachers along with short burst writing activities that hone specific skills that need to be taught, allowing for carefully crafted, individual improvement and progression;
Invention - Now bursting with lots of methods to succeed, pupils create their own original texts independently.
TfW aims to improve all aspects of effective writing ability by giving pupils an understanding of the structure and elements of written language.
Training provided by Michelle can be one day focussed workshops or two year School Development projects which aim to effectively embed significant improvement on whole-school literacy achievement and progression.
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT IWA TRAINING
Emma Maguire, Teacher
"I value all the previous knowledge and advice/strategies that Michelle has disseminated. What an impact it has had on my teaching and the experiences in learning gained by my pupils."
Blaine Stewart, Principal
"Mind blowing compared to the system in place. You fielded the questions well, very thorough knowledge. Very passionate. I can see how this approach raises standards."
"First class! Excellent delivery! I thoroughly enjoyed looking at new approaches to teaching creative writing."
Teachers from Derrygonnelly & Killyhommon PS
"We would like to simply thank you for your time and rekindling a bit of that fire within us leaving us more motivated to light that fire in the classroom."
"Engaging and hands on workshop with lots of informative and beneficial texts and props to engage us."
"The day was exactly what I was looking for. Excellent ideas to use in the classroom."