F2F: Explicit and authentic teaching of writing

Karen Rogers

5 Hours

NESA accredited

Newtown - Face to Face Course

12 November 2024


 This course will be held at the PETAA Offices in Newtown, NSW. Not local? Email us to request a course in your area. 

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 NSW Syllabus and Australian 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 Australian Curriculum and NSW syllabus 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

"It was 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.


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




Morning tea and lunch will be provided.



This course is NESA Accredited

Completing this course will provide 5 hours of NESA accredited F2F Professional Learning, addressing standards 3.2.2, and 2.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.



Interested in this topic? We recommended these readings:

 Purchase text here                Purchase text here  
12/11/2024 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AUS Eastern Summer Time
PETAA Offices, Camdenville PS Laura Street NEWTOWN, NSW 2042
Spots available
PETAA Membership

To take advantage of member discounts on this event, you need to first complete the transaction to become a PETAA member, then return to register for the event.


If you are an existing member please enter your username and password.

If you are new to PETAA, please create an account using the link above.