Writing for a Reason - Creating an audience and purpose for writing (Primary)

Target Audience
For Key Stage 1 teachers, Key Stage 2 teachers, Literacy Subject Leaders, Year Group Leaders and anyone who is looking to find new and interesting ways to launch a unit of writing; engaging children in the writing process by giving them a reason to write.

To enable children to make accelerated progress, they need to feel that they have a genuine audience and purpose for their writing. During this two session programme, delegates will increase their knowledge and understanding of a range of starting points for writing, to increase children’s engagement in the writing process. In session 1, delegates will support each other in selecting possible activities to start off a unit of work back at school. Delegates are requested to bring their long/medium term planning, covering their next units of writing, to this session. In session 2, delegates will have the opportunity to share their experiences,  and evaluate the different ideas used.

The following will be explored during the programme:

  • The importance of having an audience and purpose for writing
  • A range of ideas that can be used to start a unit of writing
  • How delegates can apply the ideas to the next unit of writing back at school
  • Sharing and evaluating experiences of trialing new ideas

Who is the Trainer?
This course has been designed and is delivered by ex-DHT, Curriculum and English Subject Leader, Hazel Green. Hazel has not only worked on developing audience and purpose, through innovative starting activities, within her own schools but, as a Leading Literacy Teacher for Essex, she has supported other schools in the delivery and content of their English teaching.

How will my School benefit?
Through discussion and practical application, delegates will have an understanding of how to develop innovative starting points for writing, creating a real audience and purpose for children’s writing. Delegates will have a range of ideas to apply and share in school.

How will my students benefit?
Equipped with a wide range of ideas to create real audience and purpose, delegates will have the tools to increase children’s engagement in the writing process. This will develop children’s awareness of the importance of writing as a life skill, enabling them to make accelerated progress.

Course start date TBC
Course duration 2 x twilight sessions
Course time 4:15 pm-5:45 pm
Venue TBC
Cost £100 per delegate (Billericay TSA members - £90)

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