Composing Multimodal Texts in English K-6


In order to meet the demands of the English K-6 syllabus students are required to compose spoken, written and visual texts. This course focuses on composing a range of visual texts, by hand and digitally. Using the resources that are readily available in any classroom and that all teachers can confidently use, we will show participants how to teach students to compose simple visual texts. We will progress from posters to digital story telling and simple movies.  This is a practical hands-on course. Participants will need to bring a computer to the course.


Completing a Composing Multimodal Texts in English K-6 - Visual Literacy in Practice course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.6.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Evaluation Comments:

  • The (course) content is connected to the syllabus content and outcomes – lots of useful resources and ideas about how to read and compose Multimodal Texts.
  • I thought I might struggle with this course but found it really informative and inspiring, pitched to all levels of understanding.
  • …fantastic ideas – relating to key pedagogies…Using multimodal texts to dig deep into literacy.
  • Every session was engaging and highly informative. Thank you for the extra practical session at the end of the day.
  • The course outlined the importance of multimodal texts and connection to syllabus, also how to compose a text. Great to get lots of resources/sites/documents.

Target Participants

Teachers K-6 who wish to develop a deep understanding about how to teach students a variety of simple ways to compose visual and digital texts to meet the outcomes of NSW English Syllabus K-6.


Participants will examine the role of purpose and audience in visual texts as well as explore the metalanguage of visual literacy.

There will be a range of plenary, small group and workshop delivery modes The use of technology to support the composing of multimodal texts will be explained simply and practically.

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