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Grammar and writing workshop for teachers

16 December 2014

On Saturday, 18th October 2014, we ran a workshop on grammar and writing for teachers.  The aim of this workshop was to empower teachers in the areas of writing and grammar. This workshop brought together three experts, each bringing a slightly different perspective to the same activity – writing. Simon Wrigley, co-founder of the National Writing Project, will be talking about the NWP and the need for those teaching writing to be active writers themselves.  Lise Fontaine is a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University where she teaches grammar from a functional perspective.  Shelagh Weeks is a successful author and also a lecturer at Cardiff University in creative writing.

Outline of the workshop  9:15am to 1:00 pm

  • Registration and coffee
  • Welcome and introductions
  • ‘The occupation of writing’: Simon Wrigley, outreach director of the National Writing Project
  • Writing for Teachers. Simon Wrigley
  • Break for coffee/tea
  • How language works, Nouns and noun phrases in writing: Lise Fontaine, Cardiff University
  • Creative Writing, feel the fear and do it anyway: Shelagh Weeks, Cardiff University
  • Plenary discussions and future directions
  • End of workshop


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