Dr Murray Gadd

~ Author of 'Effective Literacy Practice'


* Proudly brought to Blenheim in partnership with the Learning Network

Category: Literacy

Date: Friday 21 July 2017 *CANCELLED*     

Where: Blenheim    



Murray Gadd is an independent literacy consultant who works nationally and internationally on literacy issues, particularly reading and writing. For the Ministry of Education, he led the team that developed the national writing exemplars, he wrote Effective Literacy Practice in Years 5 to 8 and he worked closely on the English sections of the NZ Curriculum.

Murray has recently completed his PhD looking at what is critical in the teaching of writing in Years 1-8 and will be sharing the findings from his research.


For participants to: 

  • Explore what year 1-8 students should be achieving as developing writers.

  • Undertake an illustrated look at the effective teaching of writing: content, instructional strategies and organisation.

  • Explore ways of working with reluctant or under-achieving writers.