Teaching whole texts for greater depth in reading and writing at KS1 and KS2

Enfield: Thursday, 17 October 2019
Presenter: Maggie McGuigan
Price: £199 +VAT

Why Join?

Join primary English specialist Maggie McGuigan for this interactive one-day course which will explore how you can raise English attainment across your whole school through the study of whole books.

  • Learn about this tried and tested fully integrated approach that targets ‘greater depth’ reading and writing and improves outcomes for both
  • Explore the importance of a whole book, looking at the role of story and how it can underpin your English teaching
  • Apply this approach to your planning and teaching; during the course, you will map out a learning journey for 6 weeks of teaching

Workshop fee: £199 + VAT 

Bring a colleague for £50 + VAT! Register for two or more places and pay £50 + VAT for the extra places.





10:00am  Registration and coffee

10:15am The Importance of Story

  • What does story mean to you?
  • Why is story important to teach?

11:15am Morning coffee

11:30am The Read in to Writing Planning Approach

  • What are the principles and key elements of the approach?
  • Group planning a Read in to Writing learning journey 

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm Creating your own Read in to Writing learning journey

  • Mapping a learning journey for your book

2:30pm Afternoon coffee

2:45pm Evaluating your learning journey against the principles and key elements of the approach

  • What speaking and listening will you teach? Why?
  • What reading will you teach? Why?
  • What writing will you teach? Why?

3:45pm Review and reflect

4:00pm Course ends


About the speaker

Maggie McGuigan

Maggimaggie mcguigane McGuigan has been working in education for 28 years. She trained as a secondary English teacher, first of all teaching in Essex and then in the London Borough of Redbridge.
In 2005, Maggie began working for the school improvement team at the London Borough of Redbridge, leading on Assessment for Learning, Coaching and Literacy across the curriculum. Two years later, she became English Adviser for the local authority.
Maggie has worked as a senior leader in two secondary schools, building the capacity of the English departments and leading on pastoral care at key stage 4.
In 2015, Maggie became an independent consultant, supporting and developing the teaching of English and literacy across the curriculum in a diverse range of schools. Also, she is currently working on behalf of the Department for Education, training and quality assuring assessments at the end of key stage 2.

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