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Masterclass with Matt Glover - Empowering Young Writers

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (ACST)

Masterclass with Matt Glover - Empowering Young Writers

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Bookmaking Masterclass with Matt Glover

- Empowering Young Writers


Lisa Burman Consultants is very excited to bring

Matt Glover to Adelaide for his first Australian tour!



Matt’s work is one of the key inspirations and influences on our philosophy and pedagogy of Bookmaking with young writers aged 3-8 years. He is the co-author, with Katie Wood Ray, of one of the professional texts that first got us excited about this literacy approach – Already Ready. Matt’s writing has continued to inspire us since then. We connect so much with Matt’s work because he begins from a holistic view of the child and believes, like us, that every child is a competent learner and capable of growing as a writer.

This special Masterclass is the perfect extension to our Introduction to Bookmaking Mini Courses. Matt will lead us to deepen our reflections, build stronger understandings and to enrich our pedagogy with his insight and experience working side by side with young writers. 


In Matt's words...

"Young children are capable of incredible thinking, which can be seen in their writing when they view themselves as writers and when adults honor children’s approximations of writing.  Using authentic video clips and writing samples, participants will examine the importance of key beliefs such as vision, choice, honoring approximations and nudging development."

In this depth workshop on book making, participants will explore strategies for supporting young writers, including:

  • Support teachers in fostering children’s images of themselves as writers
  • Increasing energy and engagement in writing
  • Entry points into book making
  • Conferring with young writers
  • Teaching vs. Telling, Reminding, Correcting
  • Intentionally using and designing focus ideas across a year


Please note, this will not be an introductory day so is best suited to educators who have experience with Writing Workshop and Bookmaking in Kindergartens and the Early Years of School.


This is Matt’s only Adelaide workshop about writing,

so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!  


Registration includes Morning Tea and Light Lunch.

Please indicate dietary requirements on registration. 


Please note: registration is strictly with credit card through Eventbrite.

Manual invoicing is not available for this event.

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Glenelg Golf Club
James Melrose Road
Novar Gardens, SA 5040

Thursday, 15 June 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (ACST)

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Matt Glover

Matt Glover has a deep interest in nurturing the thinking and decision making of teachers and students. Matt has been an educator for over 25 years, as a teacher, a principal, author and consultant. He is the author and co-author of several books on teaching writing and reading.

He is the co-author with Mary Alice Berry of Projecting Possibilities for Writers: The How, What, and Why of Designing Units of Study, K-5, which supports teachers in designing units of study based on a stack of mentor texts. He is also the author of Engaging Young Writers, and the co-author with Katie Wood Ray of Already Ready and Sit Down and Teach Up, a video enhanced ebook that includes video clips of writing conferences with young children.

Matt recently published with Kathy Collins the book I Am Reading: Nurturing Young Children’s Meaning Making and Joyful Engagement With Any Book, which focuses on emergent readers. Along with Ellin Keene, Matt is the editor of the a collection of essays titled The Teacher You Want to Be: Essays on Children, Learning and Teaching.

Matt is a frequent presenter at conferences and in school districts across the country on topics related to nurturing young writers and readers and supporting children’s intellectual growth and development. Matt lives in Cincinnati, OH with his wife and four children.

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