Engaging Boys in Writing

Ron Thomas
Director and Faciliator of Speak with Power
Turn on those switched off boys! Get them writing about what matters to them. Show them they are great writers. Get their writing recognised in the real world. Lift the...
Target Audience
All teachers of writing/English from grade 5 to year 12
24 reviews
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Learning Areas

General Description

This course provides practical examples that takes the latest research into inspiring boys to write and translates it into action.
- Eight ways boys learn best
- Seven needs boys have to write well
- Thirteen strategies to help boys write better
- Twenty Three specific writing tasks designed to make boys excel

Audience

All teachers of writing/English from grade 5 to year 12

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Interactive sessions using kinaesthetic learning, group projects, live presentations


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face in Australia (QLD) at this time.

Sessions

Engaging Boys In Writing

1 hour and 30 minutes

The Research
The Implications
A Whole School Approach
Finding what engages boys to want to write
Building Boys' writing self confidence
The Importance of Choice and Modelling

Ten Proven Strategies

1 hour and 50 minutes

Strategies that Work #1
- Guys only
- Graphic Organisers
- APE
- Authentic Audiences and Purposes
- Talk, Sharing, Debate
- Real life and Hands on
- Direct instructions, visuals and a real world impact

Ten More Strategies to take them even higher

1 hour and 40 minutes

Strategies that Work #2
- The Power of Humour
- The best use of ICTs especially for poor writers
- Saving writing for when it’s really needed – alternative stimuli
- Praising and utilising boys' worlds
- Being 'boy friendly'
- Utilising non-fiction
- Making great use of oral work to ironically improve writing

What To Bring

USB

User Rating

4.4

Latest Reviews

Please note the feedback listed here is unfiltered, and includes all comments and ratings collected.

Engaging Boys in Writing
23/05/2018

Good to see specific strategies that could be utilised in the class. Covers non-fiction writing well, however, would have liked to have seen more strategies for creative writing.

Engaging Boys in Writing
23/05/2018

Excellent practical focus – some more curriculum-focused materials would have been appreciated/useful

Engaging Boys in Writing
by Kylie Nowalinski on 23/05/2018

Greater relevance and links to curriculum needed. Focus on requirements of HSC

Engaging Boys in Writing
23/05/2018

Engaging content with useful resources

Engaging Boys in Writing
23/05/2018

An engaging presenter. Lots of insightful information about how boys learn. Lots of practical & hands-on strategies to take home.

Engaging Boys in Writing
23/05/2018

Activites were practical and suggestions were easily applicable to the classroom. Some of the information was a bit general

Engaging Boys in Writing
by Nathan Jones on 23/05/2018

Good practical activities to engage boys in the writing process. Well presented and contextualised.

Engaging Boys in Writing
by Gemma Hadden on 23/05/2018

The context was interesting but I will be able to use some of the practical ideas in my Year 3/Primary school setting.

Thanks!

Engaging Boys in Writing
23/05/2018

Very relevant to the students I teach. Able to take examples back to school

Engaging Boys in Writing
by Kerri Daly on 23/05/2018

Excellent strategies, well explained, good resources – not all relevant to my needs.

Engaging Boys in Writing
23/05/2018

Engaging and energetic presenter. Great to get the notes via email to follow while presenting. Real actions and current classroom practices.

Engaging Boys in Writing
by Mario Tsang on 23/05/2018

Ron was engaging and had a diverse set of activities for us to focus on throughout the day.

Engaging Boys in Writing
23/05/2018

Lots of good ideas

Engaging Boys in Writing
23/05/2018
Engaging Boys in Writing
23/05/2018

Excellent spread of activities and practical approach.

Engaging Boys in Writing
23/05/2018

- Well structured.

- Useful strategies and resources.

Engaging Boys in Writing
23/05/2018

Thorough, very thorough.

Intensive and probably requires more time!

Engaging Boys in Writing
23/05/2018

- Lots of Strategies
- Good strategies and resources

Engaging Boys in Writing
by Sarah Walgers on 23/05/2018

- Engaging techniques
- Discussions regarding strategies/ICT

Engaging Boys in Writing
by Blair Cunningham on 23/05/2018

Great electronic resources and engaging class in practical activities


About the team


Ron Thomas

Creator

Australia wide Facilitator and Key note speaker for various Teacher Training providers in the Australian Curriculum, English, Writing, Drama and Debating.
Facilitator for G.A.T.E.WAYS gifted and talented students programs nationwide. Author of ‘Engaging Students in Drama’ Phoenix Education. Workshop presenter for VATE and Drama Victoria. My business runs seminars in Public Speaking, Leadership and Debating skills for students. I also run in school seminars for staff in the above plus English in the Australian Curriculum. Published Feature writer and poet.