F2F: Explicit and authentic teaching of writing

Karen Rogers

5 hours

Wendouree - Face to Face Course

13 June


This session will be held in Wendouree, VIC. Teachers will need to bring their own device. Teachers will be sent materials the week prior and are recommended these are downloaded prior to session.

Not local? Email us to request a session closer to you.


What is this course about?

This full day workshop for teachers will build confidence and knowledge to teach writing in an explicit, authentic and engaging way. The day will begin by exploring what we mean when we talk about writing and defining the role of explicit teaching, as well as examining the writing trajectory within the Victorian Curriculum. Participants will explore the importance of metalanguage when talking about writing and the way that rich literature can support learning. The day will conclude with practical ideas for tracking student progress and a framework for incorporating explicit teaching within your planning.

Why participate? 

Participation in this course will enable you to:

  • Describe the skills and knowledge required for effective writing
  • Identify the connection between the language, literature and literacy strands of the Victorian Curriculum and the way they support the teaching of writing
  • Identify opportunities within mentor texts when teaching writing – decomposing, recomposing, independent composing
  • Identify evidence that can be used to track student progress in writing
  • Use the LEAD framework to plan for the explicit teaching of writing

Who should participate? 

  • F-6 Teachers
  • School Leaders
  • Curriculum Leaders


Participants say:

"(It was) a really purposeful day where we got a lot of clarity on where to go with our literacy approaches."

- Year 5/6 Teacher, VIC

"So informative and presented in a non-threatening mode. I feel really inspired and can’t wait to assist students after this presentation. Thank you...Everything was valuable information."

- Intensive Literacy Teacher, NSW

What else do I need to know?

 This is a perfect opportunity for you to develop your confidence in utilising practical and evidence-based ways to support writing in your school context. Cancellations without transfer of booking to alternative session received less than five working days before the course will incur a $50 cancellation fee per delegate and $25 for half day courses. For the full list of Terms and Conditions, please visit our page here.

What do I need to bring?

Attendees are required to bring:

  • One sample of student writing from their own classroom context
  • One text (a picture book, novel, etc) that they are planning to use for teaching and learning


Cost of participation


PL Subscription  $200


Morning tea and lunch will be provided.


Completing this workshop will contribute 5 hours of F2F Professional Learning addressing 2.5.2 and 3.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

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13/06/2024 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Wendouree Primary School 1224 Howitt Street WENDOUREE, VIC 3355
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