Teach Through a Text in Year 1 - A one-day, online course

17th September 2024

17th September 2024 at 9:30am
£100.00 (+VAT per delegate)


"I understand how the process works a lot more. It has given me insight about how to sequence lessons."

Sarah, Colburn Community Primary School, Autumn 2023


One Day Online Course

A whole-day year-specific course covering practical strategies for using high-quality children's literature as the primary approach to the teaching of English. This course is ideal for people who are new to Literacy Tree or changing to another year group. 

This course will –

  • Identify how the Teach through a Text approach engages children as writers and immerses them in a literary world
  • Share examples of quality texts and well planned sequences used successfully in primary schools 
  • Explore the progression of skills within the National Curriculum
  • Model how grammar, spelling and vocabulary contribute to a range of purposeful writing opportunities
  • Demonstrate how modelled writing is effective within a sequence of lessons
  • Walk through the website and explore what a membership will look like

Exemplification Text

The course covers the pedagogy and the approach but one section of the day exemplifies this using a focus text and goes through each aspect. The book we will be exemplifying with is Dadaji's Paintbrush by Rashmi Sirdeshpande. We will be looking at this online but if you prefer to have a physical copy, please purchase in advance.  


  • We will identify the 'Teach through a Text' pedagogy and the rationale for this approach
  • There will be a familiarisation with end of year group objectives and key assessment foci
  • An in-depth look at one text, a Writing Root to exemplify, as well an exploration of other age-appropriate books as recommended by Literacy Tree
  • We will focus on personalisation and differentiation and show how to use modelled writing to support this
  • We will look at the importance of audience and purpose and explore the importance of publishing and book-making

Participants will receive –

  • A detailed planning sequence that support the teaching of purposeful writing
  • All training resources electronically
Existing school members will receive 20% off any training places booked

"It was lovely to get ideas from other practitioners who had already had experiences with some of the texts."

Vicki, St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Autumn 2023

"I enjoyed the discussion and sharing of the key teaching points in the writing root e.g. grammar splat, lucky dip, on the dot or not."

Abigail, Field Court C of E Infant Academy, Autumn 2023

"Provided a tremendous impact that will further help me bring new texts to life and peak the children's interest and curiosity."

Francesca, St Michael's Primary School, Autumn 2023


All our courses support the Reading for Pleasure agenda and strengthen teacher’s knowledge of how to use text in the classroom

We regret that we are not able to refund bookings cancelled within 5 working days of the training date. Please see our cancellation policy for further information.

Teach Through a Text in Year 1 - A one-day, online course 35 spaces

17th September 2024 @ 9:30am

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£120.00 (inc VAT) per person

£100.00 (ex VAT)

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