Writing for Pleasure CPD

From The Writing for Pleasure Centre

Resource type: CPD course

Price band: £

Key stage: KS1, KS2

Region(s): All of UK

Writing for Pleasure is an approach to teaching writing that advocates explicit teaching of the writing process within an environment that encourages young writers to take pleasure in and derive satisfaction from their writing. Grammar and punctuation are taught functionally, as tools that enable young writers to convey meaning effectively.

The Writing for Pleasure team offer a range of CPD and training packages, including:

  • School residencies: the team will work with all members of staff, observing, mentoring and providing after-school workshops over a number of days.
  • Multi-day teacher institutes: Out-of-term sessions where teachers can learn about different aspects of teaching writing and network with other colleagues interested in improving children’s writing experiences.
  • INSET workshops
  • Teachers’ writing retreats: An opportunity for teacher-writers to develop their own writing craft and consider how their experiences can translate into great writing teaching.

Cost: Available on request.

About The Writing for Pleasure Centre: The Writing for Pleasure Centre was set up by experienced primary school teachers Felicity Ferguson and Ross Young. They now convene the UKLA Teaching Writing Special Interest Group and work full-time on researching and promoting ways to teach writing in an effective and pleasurable way.

Literacy Hive Likes:

  • The Writing for Pleasure approach provides a cohesive pedagogy based on extensive scientific research into the most effective writing instruction.
  • Opportunities to engage in on-going CPD with self-study modules, working-group meetings and action-research projects are available to schools who become Writing for Pleasure affiliates.
  • The Writing for Pleasure Centre website provides access to a range of lesson plans and other supporting resources.
  • There is a monthly #WritingRocks Twitter chat session on the first Wednesday of the month at 8pm (@WritingRocks_17) where teachers can ask questions and share ideas and examples of practice.

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