Progression in information texts
Progression in writing for primary teachers
TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MODULE
This course is one of a series of courses that focuses on non fiction writing. This course examines INFORMATION TEXTS (sometimes referred to as nonchronological reports) and also touches on creating explanation texts. The course is divided into clear sections: An introductory element for all colleagues and then sections for EYFS, KS1, LKS2, UKS2. The course is designed to stimulate professional discussion and debate. The course is designed to provide a strategy for pupils to make progress in writing information texts from EYFS to greater depth at the end of Year 6.
The course provides video based professional development tutorials, advice and guidance, classroom resources, checklists and booklets. The course is primarily aimed at PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT and includes additional resources to aid implementation and act as a catalyst for teacher thinking and planning.
The course explores common problems pupils experience in producing writing information texts. The course provides advice on different sentence level techniques that might be developed in different year groups. It provides thinking prompts to help teachers consider how texts within a genre can become increasingly sophisticated. The course is aimed at teachers and educations working with pupils aged 5 to 12. The course is designed with British teachers in mind, but will be helpful to teachers working around the world.
The course includes : Video tutorials, downloadable guides, reference materials and some useful classroom materials.
Printable booklets, download or view online. Each booklet is between 15 and 25 pages in length - to give you some idea of the depth of advice and guidance provided. These make a great reference tool and are useful for prompting discussion about writing information texts.
Video tutorials aid with knowledge transfer and help deepen understanding of the issues. These can be watched individually or via a projector with phase teams.
To help colleagues understand the standards required, there are annotated exemplification materials and assessed pieces of work.
And examples from real pupils.
Whilst it is not possible to provide all the resources you need for teaching - there is a wealth of ideas, suggestions and resources contained in within the course.
And for every phase there is advice about sentence level progression.
Vicky has over 20 years of teaching and leadership experience. She currently works as a consultant and trainer in the UK supporting primary school teachers and leaders. She delivers face-to-face courses, bespoke support in school and online courses with teachable. The extension to online courses means that more teachers and leaders can benefit from her expertise and experience. "Vicky is a fantastic trainer - very inspirational and knowledgeable." "Exceeded expectation and excited to share with school staff." "Useful resources and excellent activities that I have been able to use in twilight training sessions in school. Really enjoyed the training. Vicky is a generous and engaging course leader." "Great illustrations of how to really embed learning." Vicky understands how busy teachers are and designs courses that are very practical. She also understands the demands of being a leader and ensures courses enable best practice to be shared in school.
You can try the first course session for free by clicking the preview button on the course outline.
StartEYFS session 1 video (14:32)
StartEYFS reading and exploring information texts
StartEYFS and transferring to Y1 - information texts
StartEYFS and transferring into Y1 - video (19:21)
StartEYFS & Y1 Sentence structures
StartEYFS Making a nonfiction book
StartEYFS review point - information texts