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April 27, 2017 9:30 am 4:00 pm


This course looks at how to make writing nonfiction an enjoyable experience and how to inspire children to write high-quality nonfiction. It will look at the sort of nonfiction texts available to use as models, as well as how to encourage children to write non-fiction using talk and firsthand experience.


April 27, 2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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The course

Who should attend? Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers

How will it benefit you?
At the end of this course, you will have experienced the different types of nonfiction and be able to plan a unit of work for nonfiction writing. There will also be opportunities to assess nonfiction writing against national criteria and look at how assessment and marking can move children on.

Learning Outcomes

To develop the skills required teaching nonfiction writing.
To develop an understanding of the importance of talk in the writing process.
To be able to assess nonfiction writing.

Course Programme

0930 Start, coffee and introduction

1000 The skills needed to be a good writer.

1100 The need to talk

1200 Lunch

1300 Planning a unit of nonfiction writing.

1400 Assessing writing

1600 End


About the presenter

Jacqueline Harris is a Literacy Consultant in London and prior to that was a Deputy Head of an oversubscribed Primary School in Hertfordshire. She has previously run well-received courses around the teaching of reading and writing and has successfully lead literacy in school for over a decade. She is also involved in Initial Teacher Training through the Graduate Teacher Programme. Her passion is high-quality children’s literature and inspiring children to be lifelong readers

Early Bird discount will end on the 27th February 2017.


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