Jocelyn Seamer: Structured Literacy and the Implications for Writing Instruction Prep - Year 6

Area of focus


Structured Literacy


9:00 am - 3:00 pm Thu 9th May 2024


The Grange, 4A Commonwealth Lane, Campbell Town, 7210

Who should attend

Teachers from IST, DECYP or CET Schools

Who is speaking

Jocelyn Seamer

Current research has shown that using a Structured Literacy approach is the most effective and efficient way to teach children to read and write.

This highly practical session will focus on building teacher knowledge and practice in using a Structured Literacy Approach to teach writing to primary-aged students from Prep to Year 6

The session will cover:

An introduction to Cognitive Load Theory and how this applies to Writing Instruction.

An overview of Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) (the instructional model associated with Structured Literacy)

How to implement EDI when teaching writing

The Daily Review.

How to support struggling and/or reluctant writers

Some practical examples of transcription routines you can use with students to support sentence level writing.

Suggestions for timetabling and structuring your literacy block.

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
  • 6.2

Click link below for a copy of the AITSL Standards:


Important information


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