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Murray Talks: Oral Language Within the Writing Process

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In this episode of “Murray Talks”, we present ‘Oral Language Within the Writing Process’ Dr Murray Gadd provides more detailed narration on this topic in the ‘Murray Talks’ video below. It is supplemented by a downloadable “Teacher notes” PDF (link below). Scroll down for the video or click here Questions for teachers to reflect on … Read More

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Murray Talks Planning a Writing Programme

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In this episode of “Murray Talks”, we present ‘Planning a Writing Programme’ Dr Murray Gadd provides more detailed narration on this topic in the ‘Murray Talks’ video below. It is supplemented by a downloadable “Teacher notes” PDF (link below). Scroll down for the video or click here Questions for teachers to reflect on as they … Read More

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Murray Talks: Teaching and Using Vocabulary Within the Writing Process

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In this episode of “Murray Talks”, we present ‘Teaching and Using Vocabulary Within the Writing Process’ Dr Murray Gadd provides more detailed narration on this topic in the ‘Murray Talks’ video below. It is supplemented by a downloadable “Teacher notes” PDF (link below). Scroll down for the video or click here Questions for teachers to … Read More

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Murray Talks Monitoring and Assessing Progress

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In this episode of “Murray Talks”, we present ‘Monitoring and Assessing Progress’ Dr Murray Gadd provides more detailed narration on this topic in the ‘Murray Talks’ video below. It is supplemented by a downloadable “Teacher notes” PDF (link below). Scroll down for the video or click here Questions for teachers to reflect on as they … Read More

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Murray Talks Providing a Positive and Motivating Writing Environment

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In this episode of “Murray Talks”, we present ‘Providing a Positive and Motivating Writing Environment for Students’. The feel of a writing environment pertains particularly to classroom climate (both social and learning) as promoted largely by the nature of teacher-student relations. The terms positive, close, caring and mutually respectful often emerge when discussing the nature … Read More

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Murray Talks: Building Independence Amongst Students as Developing Writers

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In this episode of “Murray Talks”, we present ‘Building Independence Amongst Students as Developing Writers’. Building independence amongst students as developing writers means teachers working to ensure that students become self-regulated writers who are motivated and metacognitive. This has long been considered a key way of affecting learner gains and engagement. Our job as teachers … Read More

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Murray Talks Extending Gifted and Talented Writers

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In this episode of “Murray Talks”, we present ‘Extending Gifted and Talented Writers’. In every classroom there are students who could be defined as gifted and talented writers. These are students who not only independently and consistently produce high quality and engaging texts, but who are also highly motivated to write and share their writing … Read More

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Murray Talks Literacy Across the Curriculum

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In this episode of “Murray Talks”, we present ‘Literacy Across the Curriculum’. The need to look at reading and writing together across the curriculum is guided by the Ministry of Education. Students need to do more than just read and write. They need to use their reading and writing to meet the demands of the … Read More

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Murray Talks Making Reading Writing Links

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In this episode of “Murray Talks”, we present ‘Making Reading-Writing Links’. Dr Murray Gadd provides more detail around this subject in the narrated video below. It is supplemented by downloadable teacher notes PDF. Making reading-writing links for and with students is incredibly important in literacy. In this Murray Talk, we explore 1) What are these … Read More

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Murray Talks Instructional Strategies in Writing

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In this episode of “Murray Talks”, we present ‘Instructional Strategies in Writing’. Dr Murray Gadd provides more detail and additional video around this subject. It is supplemented by downloadable teacher notes PDF. Instructional strategies are deliberate acts of teaching that focus [student] learning in order to meet a particular purpose Questions for teachers to reflect on … Read More

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