What are the sub-skills involved when primary school students engage with writing activities?
Do you know how to use the process, product and genre-based approaches in your writing lessons? How could you provide effective feedback to your students on their written work?
Find out the answers to these and much more in our new 10-hour comprehensive module.
Level: Specialist Module - Primary Award
In this module, you will cover the following topics:
- What Writing Demands: Understanding the Goals and Developmental Stages of Writing
- The Writing Process and Mentor Texts
- A Framework for Early Writing Instruction: Modelled, Shared, Interactive, Guided, Independent
- Effective Writing Strategies
- Evaluating The Writer’s Growth
By the end of this module you will have:
- examined the stages of writing development and the profiles of primary-level writers
- explored and demonstrated your understanding of the Writing Process
- described the essential principles, methods, and structures of effective writing workshop instruction, and learned the elements of writing that require explicit instruction
- created lessons based on five high-yielding instructional approaches to teaching writing, working with text types, genres and formats
- practised how to integrate mentor texts to support the development of the writer’s craft
- engaged with a number of practical writing strategies for the classroom, including how technology can be implemented to support the writing process
- participated in and evaluated the effectiveness of a teacher-student writing conference as well as a peer writing conference
- applied learning progressions to observe and assess students' writing and understood the role of formative evaluation to support their growth in writing