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How to plan a writing unit

Unit 5


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This session explores how teachers could plan a writing unit for their class. Teachers will be guided on how to plan a writing unit from scratch by Sue Drury, using her vast experience to explain how writing should be carefully planned to ensure all pupils make good progression through the unit. In the beginning of the video, Sue describes the how the objectives and what genre the final piece of writing might be should be decided before a model text is found to ensure that the correct objectives are covered within the unit. And how the whole unit should be mapped out in advance so that time is allocated to the key skills that must be taught. The Plazoom team have created a planning template that could be used to plan a unit of writing which is shown in this session.

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Sue Drury

Sue qualified as a primary teacher in 1999. Teaching pupils from Year 1 to Year 8, she has held a variety of positions including maths and English subject leader, year leader, and assistant headteacher. Sue has mentored students and NQTs, offering guidance and advice using her years of experience.

About the Course

Sue Drury draws on 20 years of teaching and mentoring experience to run through everything you need to know for your early career years - from how to communicate with parents to planning lessons, surviving observations and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

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