Writing Group

TIMELINE SUMMARY

  • We started by looking closely at the writing learning progressions (LPF) This has involved hours of robust discussions and we now have a summarised rubric for anyone to use
  • Next we evaluated the individual writing programmes run by each school and we shared lesson ideas
  • In 2019 we introduced a moderation process. After discussion and reflection, we have got to a point where we have a regular termly moderation meeting. Teachers from each school are represented at this meeting and we invite any interested teachers to join in
  • Our current focus is working on posters to align the jargon used in teaching writing across our kāhui ako schoolsWriting

Posters– these have been critiqued and reviewed and can now be printed for across kura use. They will be available on this website and a laminated copy will be given to each school. These posters (community wide graphic organisers) are simplistic in form with the idea that teachers will explicitly teach each step as needed, depending on their year level. Our aim is to have a shared language in specific text types: Explanation, Persuasive, Description, Narrative and steps for the writing process. Folder for posters here.

Kids Speak Progressions – these are completed and will also be available to all of our students. Many teachers have been looking forward to using these with their students. Resource / planning – time was spent in developing long term units that are specific to writing in curriculum levels 1- 4.  The aim of these units is to build on a consistency of language in the teaching of writing.  Link to progressions here. And link to glossary here.

Thank you to all teachers involved, your collaborative efforts to develop resources that help enable positive educational pathways for our students and teachers has been fantastic.  

Any queries, please contact Sandy Blackburn directly: sblackburn@wainui.school.nz

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