Category: Writing

RIC Writing Programme – Persuasive

Tuesday 8th of February
4pm – 5pm

This session is the third in a series looking in depth at the learning and teaching of writing. In this particular session we will cover the text type: Persuasive. What are the features of a persuasive piece, the structure of this text type and how can we introduce this text type to maximise understanding and encourage our learners to write for enjoyment?

Sign up via CPD Manager course ID: 77642

Contact Chiara Sportelli – Literacy Workstream


Are you interested in practitioner enquiry? Would you like to collaborate with colleagues from across our FVWL RIC?

20th January at 4pm via Teams
Sign up via CPD Manager, course ID: 77332

This information session will introduce a literacy-focussed, collaborative, professional practitioner enquiry opportunity across our FVWL RIC. It will include input from practitioners who will share how previous enquiry projects impacted on their pupils as well as their own professional learning.

We will share how colleagues across our RIC can support each other through this process.

For further information please contact: Contact Chiara Sportelli – Literacy Workstream

Writing About Film: Critical Essays

Tuesday 7th December | 4.30pm-5.30pm

Analysing films is a wonderful option for English teachers, introducing new skills to pupils and allowing those who struggle to access written texts to show off their analytical abilities. However, it can be daunting for teachers to translate their knowledge and understanding of critical essay writing for prose or poetry to film.

In this session for Secondary English teachers Gail Robertson, Film Education Officer at Screen Scotland – and an ex-English/Media teacher – will outline ways to approach the study of a film with a critical essay for English as the end point. She will cover both BGE and NQ levels, discussing film choice, using evidence, scene analysis and structuring a response.

This session is ideal for English teachers new to film education, but also for more experienced teachers looking for some new inspiration!

Sign up via CPD Manager, course ID: 76928
Contact Chiara Sportelli – Literacy Workstream

Film Education and the Four Cs: Critical, Cultural, Creative…and Christmas!

Tuesday 30 November | 4.30pm-5.30pm

With the festive season almost here, you might be looking for some new fun activities to engage your classes and get them into the Christmas spirit! In this session Screen Scotland’s Film Education Team, Scott Donaldson and Gail Robertson, will be joined by Jonathan Charles, animator and film education practitioner of D Fie Foe. Scott and Gail will outline some critical and cultural activities using the 3Cs for a short Christmassy film and Jonathan will demonstrate how to make a Christmas-themed animation.

This session is ideal for practitioners new to film education, but also for those with a bit more experience who are looking for some Christmas inspiration!

Sign up via CPD Manager, course ID: 76921
Contact Chiara Sportelli – Literacy Workstream

Colourful Semantics

Webinar,Thursday 28th October at 4pm
Sign up via CPD Manager (course ID: 76750)

Join Louise Illingworth from FV Speech and Language as she provides an introduction to Colourful Semantics.

The Colourful Semantics approach provides an engaging, dynamic way to support children’s language development. By coding sentences using colour, symbols and signs, this visual approach aims to:
• Teach how to understand and build sentences
• Teach understanding of question words
• Develop vocabulary and increase sentence complexity
• Increase range and complexity of verbs
• Improve children’s written language skills

Contact Chiara Sportelli – Literacy Workstream