Joint Construction (Persuasive Texts)

Joanne Rossbridge

3 hours

Available all year

Online unmoderated course


This course is designed to provide teachers with an understanding of how and why we can support students in the joint construction of persuasive texts. Discussion of text choices will focus particularly on audience consideration and the combining of ideas. Oral language strategies will be shared to show how to shift from oral to more written like language at the point of planning for joint construction. Strategies such as monster cloze, think alouds and margin questions will be used in the context of working with model texts and supporting students during joint construction. Joint construction will be looked at during the planning, drafting and editing/reviewing phases in the process of writing.

Learning outcomes: 

  • Utilise the teaching learning cycle to underpin your planning for moving from modelling to joint construction.
  • Examine text structure, text phases and language patterns to identify a focus for writing
  • Make language features explicit in both argument and response model persuasive texts
  • Use oral language strategies to support planning for joint construction

Who should participate?

  • Teachers F - 6
  • Literacy Leaders
  • Curriculum and Instructional Leaders
  • Heads of Teaching and Learning

What else do I need to know?

This course is self-paced and unmoderated. All participants have access to materials for 365 days from the date they register. 

How does it work?

  • Individuals: upon registration individuals will be sent a link to access the PL on our online learning platform.
  • Group Booking: Schools interested in making a group booking should email us the number of teachers they wish to enrol in order to receive a quote.


Cost of participation
Member $90


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 Completing this course comprises 3 hours (NSW - Elective PL) of online professional learning addressing standards 1.2.2 and 2.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

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