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Seeking great, practical ideas for teaching literacy (in any subject area) or English? This is the site for you!

Discover proven strategies, teaching tips and resources to help you prepare your students for the literacy and English language demands of the twenty-first century.

More Boot Camp modules are coming soon, including how to write effective narratives and helping students write with depth and complexity. The popular "Writing Task" and "Persuasive Writing" Boot Camps will also be available in revised form in late October. Praise for the Persuasive Writing Boot Camps: "My teachers have started using the Persuasion Boot Camp lessons and they are LOVING THEM!!! They are so easy to use and well-planned. And they love feeling like they are learning more as they go" from Fiona, State School Head of English.

Check back soon for Seminar dates 2013: "The Art of Writing Impressive Short Narratives" and "Improving Sentence Structure Across the Curriculum". Click on Seminars above to see the full offering. And remember, all workshops can be tailored to suit your own school needs, or completely new workshops can be created.

The English Teacher Guru's consultancy and training business is Wordsmart Consulting. The company provides practical workshops, coaching and teaching resources for Australian schools wanting to improve the skills of teachers of literacy (across all curriculum areas) and English in Years 5 to 12. Wordsmart Consulting specialises in building teachers’ capacity to use creative, sustainable, evidence-based teaching in the classroom and providing customised approaches that align with system priorities as well as the needs of specific school communities.

Unlike other literacy training providers and expensive commercial programs, Wordsmart Consulting speaks the language of teachers, demonstrates how to turn theory into workable, time-efficient classroom activities, and encourages the use of a mix of strategies drawn from a range of proven approaches to literacy. So, you can be confident that you (and your teachers) will have the necessary tools to make a real difference to quality results for students in English and literacy.

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The English teaching guru holds frequent seminars and is even prepared to come to you. Get help making your English and literacy programs more engaging for students. Get help diagnosing literacy problems and coming up with solutions that work. Catch up on the latest reading and writing research and practical ideas for implementing it in your school. Check out what the English teacher guru has to offer you.
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Writing Boot Camps

Check out these brand new and unique resources to help you prepare students for the demands of academic writing and external writing tests such as the QCST and NAPLAN.
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