Investigating Model Texts for Learning
Sally Humphrey, Emma Vale
This carefully crafted book addresses a challenge that all teachers face: how to come up with just the right model text to teach writing in the classroom. Investigating model texts for learning is a comprehensive and highly practical resource, packed with model texts from across four curriculum areas (English, Science, History and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education), from Foundation to Year 7.
Texts have been compiled from student and teacher writing, as well as published sources. Introductory chapters take a fresh look at genre analysis, providing advice to help teachers unpack the stages and phases of persuasive, informative and imaginative texts. Subsequent chapters provide detailed analysis of model texts to guide teachers on structures and features that are important for modelling writing in the curriculum areas.
The Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) is a national, not for profit industry body supporting primary educators across the country in their teaching of English, language and literacies. PETAA has been a leading industry association in this field for nearly 50 years and contributes to the evolution of the sector by funding ground-breaking research, publishing reference books that focus on best-practice, evidence-based pedagogy, and investing in new teaching resources for a diverse community of educators as they deliver a powerful literacy education for all learners.