Teach Through a Text in Year 6 - A one day, online course

16th September 2024

16th September 2024 at 9:30am
£100.00 (+VAT per delegate)


"Following the training, I have a better understanding of how to use the planning effectively. I'm inspired to teach the lesson more confidently."

Olivia, St John’s & St Clement’s C of E 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 Leila and the Blue Fox by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. 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 that support the teaching of purposeful writing
  • All training resources electronically
Existing school members will receive 20% off any training places booked


"I particularly enjoyed the run-through of how to approach a 'Writing Root' document, the adaptations and uses of resources, definitions of terminology, and model ways of using manipulatives such as 'sentence strips'.

Hearing from the author and illustrator was brilliant - really re-ignites the sense of wonder of books and the purpose of teaching through a text."

Mary, Greengate Lane Academy, Autumn 2023

"I appreciated discussing the text and understanding how to use the teaching tools effectively."

Laura, Wessex Primary School, Autumn 2023

"I valued going through sessions and talking about the activities, and how to extend and support."

Adele, Woodlea Primary School, Autumn 2023


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 6 - A one day, online course 35 spaces

16th September 2024 @ 9:30am

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£120.00 (inc VAT) per person

£100.00 (ex VAT)

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