Jeff Anderson - When Reading and Writing Collide Teaching Grammar and Editing Effectively (14 July 2017)


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Jeff’s workshops were sold out during his 2015 tour – so early registration is imperative!

Does teaching the conventions of language leave you languishing?

Have you discovered that correcting is not teaching?

Take a deeper look at the invitational method of teaching grammar and editing - invitations to notice, compare and contrast, imitate,
and apply. It’s commonplace to make grammar sound difficult, our challenge is to make it sound easy.
I want students to focus on the conventions for the power and craft that hold, thinking and making meaning. Students can construct
meaning and leave our classes with confidence and competence.

Come think about how we can engage students in the meaning-making process using literature as the invitation. After all, grammar and
conventions are the reading-writing connection.

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Venue: Wairakei Resort, 640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo

Accommodation: Wairakei Resort - Guests will need to quote: IPL-July-17

$149.00 per room per night King bed or Twin beds (2 double beds) based on two guests per room. Breakfast is $22.50 per person for a
full cooked buffet breakfast. Accommodation booking and cancellation is the delegate’s responsibility.
Please note that group rates may be extended for delegates wishing to stay for up to 2 nights on either side of the event. The check in time
is 2pm and check out time is 10am.

Cancellations Policy:
For cancellations (cancellations must be received in writing only – all correspondence must be sent to the IPL Team: submitted by 9 June 2017, no conference fee will be charged. No refund of conference registration fees will be given for cancellations made after 9 June 2017.  If you are unable to attend we recommend that you send a replacement staff member. No refunds will be made for ‘No Shows’. However applications due to extenuating circumstances may be made for ‘no shows’ to the IPL Team and at their discretion up to 75% of the conference fee may be reimbursed. The decision will be final and no further correspondence entered into.

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Jeff Anderson, International Presenter

Jeff is known for his enthusiasm in making grammar, editing, and writing a positive experience for teachers and students. Teachers praise his knack for making the rigorous accessible. He has authored numerous articles and books, but is best known for his invitational approach to teaching grammar and editing with mentor texts.

Jeff has written four books for Stenhouse Publishers: Mechanically Inclined, Everyday Editing, 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know and his latest book with Dr. Deborah Dean of BYU Revision Decisions: Talking Through Sentences and Beyond (November 2014). He also has two middle grade novels, Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth (Sterling, 2015) and Zack Delacruz: Just My Luck (Sterling, available October 2016).

Course Details

Location: Taupo
Date(s): Tue, 27th Jun 8:00AM - 3:00PM
Cost: $300.00 + GST

Bookings for this course have closed