Primary Teacher - Ensuring Excellence in Writing



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Offer ends 03 June 2020
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4 Hours
No formal qualification
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  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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This primary school teaching course will help improve teaching of writing using straightforward techniques that will impact directly on the results of your students. Understand what motivates children to write and inspire your students to create great pieces of work

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Course Highlights

  • 77 lectures containing 2 hours of video content, plus numerous downloadable PDF files
  • Learn teaching techniques to transform your pupil's writing
  • Inspire and motivate your student's to create great piece's of writing
  • Develop your ability to re-shape how you teach writing across Key Stage 1 & 2 (ages 5 to 11) so that it is practical, hands-on approach

Course Overview

Enrol in this course and notice immediate improvements in the grades that your students are achieving in writing. Provide a supportive structure to enable pupils to map out their writing and capture the process visually and strengthen your knowledge of vocabulary, sentence structure and grammatical techniques to ensure higher attainment from your pupils.

Instructor Bio

Jane Considine has worked in schools for 20 years with a specific focus on improving the way that teachers teach children to write. Jane has constructed this course so that you can use the teaching ideas and resources straight away when teaching children to write.

Course Curriculum

The 3 Zones of Writing

  • The 3 zones of writing
  • Handout - The 3 zones of Writing

The Idea of Writing

  • Handout - The FANTASTIC writing system
  • Idea of Writing - FANTASTIC
  • Handout - Reflecting on the FANSTASTIC system
  • Handout - A Photograph Writing System
  • Idea of Writing - A Photograph
  • Handout - A Photograph - Teacher Analysis

Choices In Writing

  • Handout - Choices in writing - Shade of Meaning
  • Choices in writing - Shade of Meaning
  • Choices in writing - Realistic Grid
  • Handout - Teacher Analysis

Grammar Toolbox

  • Grammar toolbox
  • Handout - Grammar Toolbox

Grammar Rainbow - Explaining 'A'

  • Handout - Grammar Rainbow Explaining 'A' - Adverbs/Adverbial Phrases
  • The moving parts of a sentence (A): Adverbs/Adverbial Phrases

Grammar Rainbow – Explaining 'B'

  • Handout - Explaining 'B' - Basics/Nouns
  • The moving parts of a sentence (B): Basics/Nouns
  • Handout - Explaining 'B' - Basics/Verbs
  • The moving parts of a sentence (B): Basics/Verbs
  • The moving parts of a sentence (B): Basics/Adjectives
  • The moving parts of a sentence (B): Basics/Propostions
  • The moving parts of a sentence (B): Basics/Articles
  • The moving parts of a sentence (B): Basic/Phrases

Grammar Rainbow – Explaining 'C'

  • Handout - Explaining 'C' - Complex Sentences
  • The moving parts of a sentence (C): Complex Sentences

Grammar Rainbow – Explaining 'D'

  • Handout - Explaining 'D' - Dialogue and Contracted Forms
  • Explaining 'D': Dialogue and Contracted Forms

Structure and Style

  • Handout - Purpose
  • Structure and style - Purpose
  • Handout - Paragraphs
  • Structure and style - Paragraphs
  • Handout - Passive or Active Voice
  • Structure and style- Passive or active voice
  • Handout - Past and present tense
  • Structure and style- Past and present tense
  • Structure and style - Punctuation
  • Handout - Punctuation

The techniques of Writing Part 1

  • Handout - Boomtastics
  • Handout - Onomatopoeia
  • Techniques of writing - Boomtastic & Onomatopoeia
  • Handout - Alliteration
  • Techniques of writing - Alliteration
  • Handout - Rhyme
  • Techniques of writing - Rhyme
  • Handout - Repetition
  • Techniques of writing - Repetition

The techniques of Writing Part 2

  • Handout - Similie
  • Techniques of writing - Simile
  • Handout - Metaphor
  • Techniques of writing- Metaphor
  • Handout - Pathetic Fallacy
  • Techniques of writing- Pathetic Fallacy
  • Handout - Pun
  • Techniques of writing - Pun
  • Handout - Personification
  • Techniques of writing - Personification
  • Handout - Symbolism
  • Techniques of writing - Symbolism

Avoiding Common Mistakes & Assessing Writing

  • Handout - Avoiding Common Mistakes
  • Avoiding common mistakes
  • Handout - Assessing Writing
  • Assessing writing Part 1
  • Handout - Writing Progress Plans
  • Assessing Writing Part 2

Success - 'SPACE'

  • Handout - Successes Intro
  • Intro
  • Handout - Sentence Stacking
  • 'S' Sentence stacking
  • Handout - Powerful reading
  • 'P' Powerful reading
  • Handout - Acting
  • 'A' Acting
  • Handout - Chunking
  • 'C' Chunking
  • Handout - Environment
  • 'E' Environment


  • Summary

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Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for primary school teachers and parents wanting to develop teaching techniques for writing


This course has no prerequisites

Career path

Become a Primary School Teacher


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