Teaching Approaches: Reading & Writing (incl. Literacy Block)

Teaching reading and writing using the Literacy Block model


This 90 minute workshop explores the approaches for teaching reading and writing using the Literacy Block model. Teachers will explore approaches for explicit teaching, coaching and developing independence, as well as options for supporting independent learning and classroom management.

Unpacking the Australian Curriculum places fresh demands on teachers, but it is reassuring to note that quality teaching practice embedded in rich, authentic experiences, forms the foundation for literacy instruction and learning across the primary years. Not only does the Australian Curriculum assist to outline the “what” to teach, but also the “how”. A consistent whole school approach produces the best outcomes for students.

Participants attending this workshop will examine:

  • classroom approaches to teaching reading and writing
    • modelled reading, shared reading, guided reading, guided reading/reciprocal teaching, collaborative reading, cooperative reading
    • modelled writing, joint construction, guided writing, demand writing, collaborative writing, cooperative writing
  • the whole – part – whole framework for implementing Literacy Blocks
  • flexible options for timetabling Literacy Blocks
  • the purpose of Literacy Centres or Work Stations to support independent learning.

The points of difference between literacy centres and traditional work centres will be outlined.

You will receive:

  • workshop notes
  • a Literacy Solutions classroom resource
  • afternoon tea on arrival


$85 + GST (Limited spaces are available so please register early.)
RSVP: Five (5) working days prior to workshop

Should you attend?

This workshop is suitable for Teachers in years P to 6.

Where and when?

See our workshop calendar for locations, venues and dates.