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Improving Writing Outcomes Project- Session 3 of 4

Area of focus



9:00 am - 4:00 pm Thu 1st Aug 2024


The Grange Estate, 4A Commonwealth Lane, Campbell Town, TAS, 7210.

Who should attend

Staff from independent schools who have attended the previous sessions:

  • Literacy Leaders.
  • Teachers.

Who is speaking

Linda McKillop, Suzie Keil and Sarah Woodcock-Davis.


This is the third in a series of 4 practical and interactive sessions that aim to support teachers and Literacy Leaders to build their capacity and pedagogical knowledge in the writing domain. Schools and teachers will once again be offered the opportunity to have one of our consultants visit their school to offer support, mentoring and feedback.


Another recommendation made by the Australian Education Research Organisation’s (AERO) report into declining student writing results, was the need to ensure adequate sentence-level writing instruction across the primary and secondary years. The report also recommended embedding grammar and punctuation instruction in meaningful writing tasks.

Session 3 will cover:

  • The importance of developing oral language skills across all year levels.
  • Introducing the Hochman Method /Writing Revolution and how it can be used to improve sentence structure in student writing and to embed grammar and punctuation lessons in the content of what you are teaching.
  • Introduction to the Word Choice Trait .
  • The importance of explicit Vocabulary instruction.
  • Follow up and sharing of practice and ideas from previous session.
  • Explanation of task to be completed before the fourth session.

For full details of our Improving Writing Outcomes Project and/or to register for the project, please click the following link:

Improving Writing Outcomes Project Registration Page

What you will learn

This professional learning will include content that falls within the following AITSL Standards and/or the National Quality Standard:


  • 1.2.
  • 2.1.
  • 2.5.
  • 5.2.
  • 5.4.
  • 6.2.
  • 6.3.

Click link below for a copy of the AITSL Standards:



  • N/a.

Click link below for a copy of the National Quality Standard:


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