Webinar Duration: 47 minutes (approx.)
This webinar will provide headteachers, curriculum leaders, subject leaders, teachers and practitioners with advice and practical guidance on teaching disciplinary literacy to help pupils read, write and communicate effectively and appropriately within the subject of English.
In its White Paper, ‘Opportunities for all: strong schools with great teachers for your child’, the government states its mission for schools: that, by 2030, 90% of children will leave primary school having achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths. Disciplinary literacy – the ability to read, write and communicate according to the conventions of specific subjects – offers schools an effective strategy for developing pupils’ literacy skills within and across all disciplines.
In this webinar, Chris Whitney, international literacy consultant, moderator, writer and former deputy headteacher and teacher, will explain disciplinary literacy theory and how this can be embedded into effective classroom practice, so that pupils are able to communicate in ways that are appropriate to the discipline of English, enhancing pupil outcomes and literacy overall.