Investigating Model Texts for Learning

Investigating Model Texts for Learning

Sally Humphrey and Emma Vale

Cover illustration by Daniel Gray-Barnett

Educational Publishing Awards Australia 2021 SHORTLISTED for the Primary: Reference Resource category

This carefully crafted book addresses a challenge that all teachers face: how to come up with just the right model text to teach writing in the classroom. Investigating model texts for learning is a comprehensive and highly practical resource, packed with model texts from across four curriculum areas (English, Science, History and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education), from Foundation to Year 7.

Texts have been compiled from both student and teacher writing, as well as published sources. Introductory chapters take a fresh look at genre analysis, providing advice to help teachers unpack the stages and phases of persuasive, informative and imaginative texts. Subsequent chapters provide detailed analysis of model texts to guide teachers on structures and features that are important for modelling writing in the curriculum areas.

Investigating model texts for learning builds on a wealth of existing PETAA resources — including the award-winning Teaching with intent series and Exploring how texts work — and is set to become another essential reference.

Sample chapter

Sample Chapter (.pdf 553 KB)

Intended audience

  • Pre-service teachers
  • Early career educators
  • Classroom teachers
  • Literacy leaders
  • Instructional, Curriculum and Pedagogy leaders
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