Inspiring Young Writers
Developing confident and competent mark-makers and writers from the start.
During this course, I will highlight the core elements of learning to write - both compositional and transcriptional and provide guidance to enable delegates to feel confident in terms of evaluating and improving their own and others’ practice in this area.
The training will be interspersed with numerous real examples from my work that illustrate how drawing upon what children naturally choose to do, and tuning into their preoccupations, can light the fire of desire for writing in young children, and is key to improving outcomes in this area. Delegates will have opportunities to:
- Consider the role of the adult in both adult-led and child-initiated mark-making/writing experiences.
- Explore the role of language and physical development in becoming a writer and ways of supporting this.
- Explore the developmental stages of mark making and writing and the key elements needed to become a confident and effective early writer.
- Receive a framework to support the planning and assessment of these elements and developmental stages.
- Consider how adults can sensitively shape children’s writing skills through high quality interactions in their everyday play experiences.
- Share effective strategies for engaging all children in meaningful writing opportunities that make sense to them.
- Consider the types of mark making and writing experiences that inspire children and enhance their play, rather than curtail it.
- See real examples of inspirational practice from schools and settings Kym has worked in partnership with.
Target audience: nursery and reception practitioners working with children from 3 - 5+ years old, EYs leaders, senior leaders, teaching assistants, subject leaders.