Teaching Students to Write Imaginative, Informative and Persuasive Texts K-6 using the English Syllabus

Overview

Participants will examine the text structures and language features of texts written for different purposes and audiences. How to develop lifelong writers using the NSW English syllabus K-6 will be discussed. This is a practical course and will look at the use of mentor texts and the key processes of responding and composing. We will explore teaching the writing process as part of the daily English block. Participants will explore what makes an effective piece of writing and how to develop writing sophistication across years K-6.

Accreditation

Completing a Teaching Students to Write Imaginative, Informative and Persuasive Texts K-6 using the English Syllabus course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 2.2.2, 2.5.2, 3.1.2, 5.1.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Target Participants

Teachers K-6 who wish to develop a community of writers in their classrooms. Participants will explore how to teach writing effectively in years K-6 so that students are confident, independent writers across a range of purposes.

Delivery

This course will begin by examining the text structures and language features of imaginative, informative and persuasive types of texts as they are represented in the NSW English syllabus. Participants will explore how to deconstruct mentor texts and integrate grammar and vocabulary development into the writing process. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of the key elements for the effective teaching of writing. Come prepared to write and share your thinking in this hands-on workshop!