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Text Analysis & Essay writing with Jenny Baker

This session by Jenny Baker will provide participants with a framework for analysing written and visual texts. It will...
This session by Jenny Baker will provide participants with a framework for analysing written and visual texts. It will also showcase successful essay writing strategies that students can employ to organise their ideas and develop a written argument that...
This session by Jenny Baker will provide participants with a framework for analysing written and visual texts. It will also showcase successful essay writing strategies that students can employ to organise their ideas and develop a written argument that unpacks how quotations support techniques, how techniques develop themes and how themes position readers.By the end of the webinar, participants will be informed about:Text analysisIdentification of themes / values / attitudes / representations etcTechniques used for analysis (plot, language, characterisation, point of view & setting)Structure of the essay (general paragraph structure as well as sentence structure)Vocabulary for writing a successful essayParticipants will have the opportunity to analyse a text and work towards writing an exemplary essay toillustrate the processes of text analysis and essay writing.
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Literary Fiction Writing for Secondary School Students with Jenny Baker

This session will focus on enhancing the development of written language in high school aged students across two expository...
This session will focus on enhancing the development of written language in high school aged students across two expository genres – persuasive and interpretative.Participants will learn about the macrostructure of different text types, so they can teach students the...
This session will focus on enhancing the development of written language in high school aged students across two expository genres – persuasive and interpretative.Participants will learn about the macrostructure of different text types, so they can teach students the formulas for writing these text types.Introduction (LAM)Lead inAnswer the questionProvide a MenuBody Paragraphs (TEXR)Topic sentenceExplanationExampleRound offConclusion (AML)Answer the question,Provide a Menu,Lead outParticipants will also be introduced to the microstructures of each written genre.Within the two expository genres, the focus will be on a variety of language devices used to deliver imagery, power, specificity, emphasis, emotion and persuasion with the inclusion of:repetitionword choicerhetorical questionscall to actionpoint of viewfigurative languagepersonificationalliteration
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Handwriting for Secondary School Exams with Robyn Bartram

In this session Robyn focuses on the challenges faced by senior secondary school students in the lead-up to their...
In this session Robyn focuses on the challenges faced by senior secondary school students in the lead-up to their final exams. Participants will gain an understanding of:How handwriting speed and legibility as well as hand pain can impact student’s...
In this session Robyn focuses on the challenges faced by senior secondary school students in the lead-up to their final exams. Participants will gain an understanding of:How handwriting speed and legibility as well as hand pain can impact student’s participation and success at their final examinations.An overview of useful assessments for handwriting evaluation.The importance of timely support applications for students and the necessary parts of an application will be covered, including using and interpreting the results of assessments.Methods for using Telehealth to complete assessments.Definition and description of dysgraphia and the impact on senior secondary school students.Valid reasons for last-minute applications.Working with year 12 coordinators to achieve the best outcomes for students.A brief overview of the state and territory differences in applying for Special Provisions.
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