If you ask Google, 'Hey Google, what are the purposes for writing?', you will get the usual: to inform, to entertain, to persuade, etc. However, one of the prime purposes for writing across the curriculum is to learn the curriculum. This course looks at ways you can learn geography better by writing about it; ways you can learn history, DT, art, maths, science, and more by writing about them. This involves the crafting of 'Golden Sentences' and 'Golden paragraphs' that accurately sum up learning and give clear reinforcement to students about the key take-aways from lessons.

Find out about...

  • The principles and importance of writing to learn

  • How writing improves students' reading, speaking and thinking

  • The importance of deliberate, sequenced writing practice across the curriculum

  • Why sentence-level writing is much more effective than genre-level writing across the curriculum

  • How to use curriculum content to drive writing activities

  • How to use grammar and punctuation to help deepen curriculum knowledge

  • Progression from sentences to expanded elaboration using curriculum content

  • How to model effective sentence expansion using curriculum content

  • The power of the basic conjunctions: because, but and so.

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5 star rating

Great Course

Gill Day

Thank you. That was very interesting and thought-provoking. I am already rethinking my history and geography lessons and trying out some of the things you ...

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Thank you. That was very interesting and thought-provoking. I am already rethinking my history and geography lessons and trying out some of the things you discussed.

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Writing to Learn

Jan Lawson

I found the Writing to learn course very informative and well constructed. Thank you Chris Quigley for such an informative insight.

I found the Writing to learn course very informative and well constructed. Thank you Chris Quigley for such an informative insight.

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4 star rating

The seed has been sown...

Siobhan Eastwood

Interesting and reassuring that this is the route that we have started down ourselves as a school. I will remain interested to see how some of those ideas br...

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Interesting and reassuring that this is the route that we have started down ourselves as a school. I will remain interested to see how some of those ideas break down and develop into a more practically fluid form later on... I realise this is the draft of the ideas at present. As with all your work Chris - this always leads to some great ideas for us to take forward. Thanks again. Siobhan Eastwood (St John's Primary School, Ipswich)

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Prices

Writing to Learn Across The Curriculum (updated October 2021)
Individual £125 + VAT
3 users + 4th user free £375 + VAT
5 - 10 users £500 + VAT
11 - 20 users £650 + VAT
21-50 users £800 + VAT
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Users have 14 days to access the course. Individual users paying by credit card are granted immediate access. Individual and group users requesting to pay by invoice are required to select a date for the course to start. Courses can be stopped, started and rewound during the access period as required. Courses don't need to be completed all in one sitting. Users can also go back and watch parts again during the access period. All the resources can be saved and downloaded for future use (apart from the videos which are embedded). Please do this during the access period as once the course has expired the resources can't be accessed via the course. Please note that the course and materials are for use by the purchasing individual only. Additional users should register separately either as an individual or as a group. Videos and materials cannot be shared full screen with staff via an individual login. This is expressly forbidden and group access must be purchased in order to do this. On completion of the course users will receive a certificate so that a record of online C.P.D. can be kept.