Evidence has shown our method of a collaborative writing workshop versus individual tutoring is powerful. The toolkit of knowledge and skills built across our workshops includes a variety of writing methods. Once our members understand and use this toolkit, they will build the confidence to complete a range of writing tasks.
The Scribe Shack formula
Combines a wealth of knowledge and experience with current best teaching practice
Adheres to the Australian Education Curriculum and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)
Continually improves and adapts to national and international research
Provides continuous and interactive feedback
Supports young people as they acquire skills, strategies and learn writing processes
Provides unique, fun yet structured opportunities to acquire relevant writing skills
Ensures members are stimulated, motivated and engaged
We want members to feel successful in their writing endeavours
Some benefits of learning to write:
Training the brain by increasing the neural activation
Advance in reading by activating the brains reading pathways
The better we write the better we read. Vice versa, too.
The more students read, the better their writing skills become.
Stimulation of creativity to write by hand is a slower process that allows the writer to develop ideas. As kids begin to learn to hand write ‘automatically’, their brain is freed to process content
Cognitive improvements such as increased word recognition and memory retention, and increased focus and attention by ‘writing it down’ to reinforce a memory or connection
Reference: Erin Stott, Senior Policy Officer from NESA (Learning Standards Policy Dept.) 2017