Teach Through a Text in Year 3 - A one-day, online course

20th September 2024

20th September 2024 at 9:30am
£100.00 (+VAT per delegate)


"I look forward to using resources such as the noun phrase jigsaw. I am going to be sharing this training with other teachers and I have a lot of ideas about how we can consistently approach these sequences."

Kayleigh, Malmesbury 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 shared 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 Our Tower by Joseph Coelho. 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, and an exploration of other age-appropriate books as recommended by Literacy Tree
  • We will focus on personalisation and scaffolding and show how to use shared writing for challenge and support
  • We will look at the importance of audience and purpose and explore the importance of publishing and book-making

Participants will receive –

  • A detailed Writing Root for Y3
  • All training resources electronically
Existing school members will receive 20% off any training places booked


"I particularly enjoyed the examples of work, confirmation of flexibility rather than a strict schedule, and useful resource ideas."

Emma, Asterdale Primary School, Autumn 2023

"I found the bank of ideas that were shared and the brilliant model of how to use these resources interactively, extremely useful."

Rose, Holy Cross School, Autumn 2023

"I valued the section about Writing Roots where the consultant modelled ideas and demonstrated how they'd be used."

Zachary, St Stephen's Catholic Primary School and Nursery, 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 3 - A one-day, online course 19 spaces

20th September 2024 @ 9:30am

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£120.00 (inc VAT) per person

£100.00 (ex VAT)

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