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ADEC organizes teacher training in teaching 6+1 writing traits and reading comprehension strategies as part of Abu Dhabi Reads

April 12, 2014 12:30 pm

The Abu Dhabi Education Council is organizing a teacher training in teaching the 6+1 writing traits and reading comprehension strategies as part of the Abu Dhabi Reads events. The training will be attended by over 600 KG, Cycle 1 and Grade 6 Arabic and English Heads of Faculties and Coordinators. The planned trainings will take place over a two week period from the 13th till the 24th of April, 2014.

The training will be held in all three regions of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Gharbia and is one of many activities planned for the Abu Dhabi Reads Initiative. The world renowned teacher trainer and author Dr. Ruth Culham will be presenting the 6+1 Writing Traits training. Ruth Culham is author of the book 6 + 1 Traits of Writing. She is a pioneering researcher in the field of teaching writing. The 6+1 Writing Traits training will focus on helping teachers support students learning of writing in both Arabic and English.

The training is designed around providing trainees with strategies and skills that will facilitate the teaching of ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions and presentation, which are the main 7 traits of good writing. Participants will be engaged in a number of hands on practical activities that will include, analyzing students writing samples, applying the 6+1 writing traits in classroom situations and scoring different writing texts. Further, Dr. Ruth will hold a train-the-trainer session with a number of the Arabic Heads of Faculty to become trainers of the 6+1 writing traits in the future.

The Reading Comprehension Strategies training will be held by one of the world’s leading literacy researcher, writer, speaker and trainer Dr. Alison Davis. Dr. Davis is a very active researcher in the field of teaching reading comprehension strategies. She has done a vast number of teachers training around the world and will be here in Abu Dhabi during The Abu Dhabi Reads Event to train all Arabic and English Heads of Faculty and coordinators on how to accelerate students reading comprehension achievements.

The trainings are in alignment with the New School Model Arabic and English learning outcomes of reading and writing and will result in improving teachers’ practices to better support students learning.

For more information about ADEC please call its headquarters at +971 (2) 6150 000.