Reading as a Writer - Developing Text Immersion

  • No Forthcoming Dates
  • Online
  • Literacy
  • Full
  • Primary
  • Subject Leadership, Teaching & Learning
  • Free For Partner Schools
  • Free


To explore ways of ensuring that pupils have a deeper understanding of how texts fulfil their purpose at text, sentence and word level: going beyond basic ‘genre features’ by using effective models;

To explore ways of ensuring that pupils can hypothesise, explain, generalise and reason, about how texts work and evaluate how well they fulfil their purpose;

To explore ways of ensuring that pupils can use this knowledge and understanding and apply it effectively to their own writing - producing writing that fulfils its intended purpose.

This course is in 2 parts; a two hour course on the 8.6.22 and a 1 hour twilight on the 6.7.22

About The Course


This course will enable teachers to enhance the ‘immersion phase’ of their literacy units by developing their focus on:

Purpose for writing – how model texts fulfil their purpose at text, sentence and word level;

Pupils’ ability to hypothesise, explain, generalise and reason about how texts fulfil their purpose;

How to enable pupils to practise and apply the knowledge into their own writing.

About the Programme Leader

PLT Associates, Andy Hawes

Andy has worked in primary education in Peterborough for 30 years. He has a proven track record of excellent teaching and phase/subject leadership. As a learning & teaching adviser with Peterborough City Council, he provided high quality advisory support to teachers and middle leaders in a wide range of schools. Andy’s specialisms are English teaching, AfL and middle leadership development. Much of Andy's current work involves team teaching in various schools across Peterborough from Y1-Y6.

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