Teaching Writing in Y3–6

Professional development (PD) Wellington

Posted: 14 January 2022
Notice reference #: 1HASPZ

This course will equip teachers and teacher leaders with evidence-based approaches, to transform student achievement in writing. It will focus on a set of fun and practical methods, proven to enhance student motivation and accelerate progress. 

Part 1: What do our students need to learn?
Teachers are invited to bring samples of writing from the students in their classes. We will use these to consider next learning steps, and select powerful learning goals.

Part 2: The science of writing
We will discuss what the research tells us about the what and how of writing instruction.

Part 3: The writing lesson
We will discuss certain key structures to enhance your writing lessons, including modelling, goal support, spelling support and feedback.

Part 4: Peer feedback
We will discuss the benefits of peer feedback and tips to make peer feedback routines most useful for your students.

This is a practical course, delivered in a workshop format. It will include discussion and demonstrations of the methods in question, as well as opportunities to practise these methods. Course materials include a course workbook – in which to take notes and work on reinforcement activities for key information. 

This course would be ideal for primary classroom teachers, literacy and syndicate leaders, and RTLBs.

Events summary


22 March 2022 – 22 March 2022