Developing Sentence Complexity in Written Expression

Monday 23rd April 2018

Developing Sentence Complexity in Written Expression
LDA has organised a full day workshop with leading speech pathologist, Jenny Baker, who will teach the functional role of grammar within written narrative and persuasive texts. Date: Saturday 16 June 2018 Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm, Registration from 8.30am Venue: Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville, Melbourne Jenny is a Speech Pathologist with extensive experience in the assessment and intervention of written language, from early narrative constructions to analytical text-based essays. This workshop will teach participants about the functional role of grammar within narrative and persuasive texts, including strategies for explaining punctuation. • Within Narrative writing - the focus will be on increasing subordination within sentences using adverbials, descriptive language, connecting devices and verb types • Within Expository writing - the focus will be on a variety of linguistic devices used to deliver imagery, power, emphasis, emotion and persuasion. A case study of a year 4 student will be used to illustrate how these strategies were successfully employed. Jenny presents this workshop to speech pathologists, teachers, tutors and parents at DSF (Perth). She has also presented at The Language, Literacy & Learning Conference in 2017, with practical and positive outcomes!. Cost: LDA Member $135 Non Member $150 Click on the link below to register Cancellation Policy: LDA has a no refund policy. The exception would be if the event had to be cancelled. Registration can be transferred from one staff member to another if required. Please advise LDA of any changes.

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