Implementing a Daily English Block using the English K-6 Syllabus


The NSW English K-6 Syllabus has two key processes at the heart of its organisational structure – responding and composing.  This workshop will look at the literacy session through responding and composing in order to teach syllabus content in a meaningful and coherent way.  Teachers will deepen their understanding of the components of an effective English block and learn techniques and routines for the smooth implementation of quality literacy practices.


Completing a Implementing a Daily English Block using the English K-6 Syllabus course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: 1.5.2, 2.2.2, 2.5.2, 4.2.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Target Participants

Teachers K-6 at the beginning of their career and those wishing to revitalise their daily literacy session in light of the current NSW English syllabus. 

Participants will explore the components of an effective English block, how each component relates to syllabus content and how to address the individual learning needs of all students in their class.


The first session will explore the model of gradual release of responsibility and the components of a balanced literacy session.

Subsequent sessions will delve more deeply into setting up routines for effective instruction in each of the components. Teachers will leave with a clear understanding of how to integrate reading and viewing, writing and representing, speaking and listening, grammar and spelling into the daily and weekly routine.

Relevant Journal of Professional Learning (JPL) Article

How Goes the New K-6 English Syllabus?