Herrick - Standard Module C

Glen Pearsall
Engaging & Effective Classroom Practice
This workshop provides the strategies and materials required for successfully teaching The Simple Gift and exploring the transitions of its characters.
Target Audience
Ideal for both English teachers who are new to teaching Herrick’s verse novel and those just looking for some fresh approaches to an old favorite.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This workshop provides the strategies and materials required for successfully teaching The Simple Gift and exploring the transitions of its characters.

Audience

Ideal for both English teachers who are new to teaching Herrick’s verse novel and those just looking for some fresh approaches to an old favorite.

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face - Individual in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Session One: Exploring The Simple Gift

1 hour and 30 minutes

This session explores strategies for introducing and investigating Herrick’s The Simple Gift. It features an array of practical, classroom-tested techniques for teaching students about how Herrick employs poetic forms and storytelling techniques to explore the transitions in his character’s lives. The emphasis here is on offering teachers engaging and rigorous ways to introduce students of all abilities to the key ideas and techniques of this verse novel.

Session Two: Exploring Transitions

1 hour and 30 minutes

This session discusses practical techniques for helping students explore and evaluate the subtle ways in which Herrick’s work depicts the changing nature of his character’s lives. It will model effective ways to explore these transformation in the everyday English class room and provide teachers with a host of resources for meeting this goal.

Session Two: Exploring Transitions

1 hour and 30 minutes

This session discusses practical techniques for helping students explore and evaluate the subtle ways in which Herrick’s work depicts the changing nature of his character’s lives. It will model effective ways to explore these transformation in the everyday English class room and provide teachers with a host of resources for meeting this goal.

Session Three: Responding to The Simple Gift

1 hour and 30 minutes

This session explores strategies for ensuring that student not only develop insights about Herrick’s work but that they can successfully address these ideas through the frame of transitions in their written work. Using model essays we explore how teachers can help students find their voice, hone their expression and address gaps in their essay technique. Featuring techniques from my book, The Literature Toolbox, this session will offer teachers an array of techniques for 'getting it in writing.'

Session Three: Responding to The Simple Gift

1 hour and 30 minutes

This session explores strategies for ensuring that student not only develop insights about Herrick’s work but that they can successfully address these ideas through the frame of transitions in their written work. Using model essays we explore how teachers can help students find their voice, hone their expression and address gaps in their essay technique. Featuring techniques from my book, The Literature Toolbox, this session will offer teachers an array of techniques for 'getting it in writing.'

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User Rating

4.9

Latest Reviews

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Herrick - Standard Module C
by Katelyn Parrott on 27/08/2015

Amazing practical approaches that I can use tomorrow. The presentation was engaging and challenging.

Herrick - Standard Module C
27/08/2015

Fantastic strategies. A little analyzing the text with the participants in the workshop would have also been useful.

Herrick - Standard Module C
by Carla Valencic on 27/08/2015

Content was very useful; effective for approaching text. Embedded classroom strategies on top of text-specific skills were very useful.

Herrick - Standard Module C
by Russell Smith on 27/08/2015

Excellent presenter with a wide variety of new and useful, practical teaching strategies to develop students at the appropriate level.

Herrick - Standard Module C
by Kathryn Murray on 27/08/2015

Fantastic resources – excellent as I am a fairly new teacher. Great insight into covering the text for the module and from language v the form approach.

Herrick - Standard Module C
by Alish Darab on 27/08/2015

An abundance of exceptional teaching and learning strategies were clearly demonstrated throughout the course. They are extremely useful and interchangeable within different units and courses. They also utilize ways 8 ways pedagogy so will be accessible to engage students in a wide range of ways.

Herrick - Standard Module C
by Samantha Coles on 27/08/2015

Can’t count the amount of helpful strategies that I’ve picked up today. This will dramatically change my teaching. All day I was just thinking about classes I wanted to use them with. Fantastic. I’ve never attended a PD day that was more helpful, enjoyable and relevant.


About the team


Glen Pearsall

Creator

Glen Pearsall was a Leading Teacher at Eltham High School and a Board member of the Curriculum Assessment Authority. Glen is the co-author of Literature for Life and Work Right and the author of Classroom Dynamics and the best-selling And Gladly Teach.

He works throughout Australia as an educational consultant, specialising in classroom management, engagement and workload reduction strategies for teachers.

He has a particular interest in the work of graduate and pre-service teachers and has worked as a seminar leader and research fellow at the Centre for Youth Research. Glen’s ebook The Top Ten Strategic Questions for Teachers has just been translated into Khmer for Cambodian teachers.

His latest book The Literature Toolbox features over fifty strategies for exploring text.