EMC CPD Online: What Kinds of Texts Work Best at KS3? (Twilight 8.12.21)
Getting the text choice right at KS3 is key to students’ experience of English. Over recent years, there’s been a turn to more difficult, canonical texts. There’s definitely a place for these, but this online twilight will argue for the primacy of challenging but age-appropriate material, delivered so that all students have a way into the text and all can study it in ways that help them excel in the disciplinary practices of English.
You will go away with:
- Ideas about which novels, stories and poems work best at KS3
- Adaptive strategies for teaching texts at KS3
- Ideas for diversifying your curriculum.
- This course will be recorded but participants will not be audible or visible.
- Please note: courses are designed to be watched by one participant only.
- If relevant, course materials will be sent the day before the course in the email with your joining instructions. Please either print these out or have them available on screen during the session.
- After the session you will receive the PowerPoint presentation, any resources used on the course and a £10 voucher to use against any purchase on www.englishandmedia.co.uk.
- A recording of the session will be available for 7 days after the event.
Course tutor: Andrew McCallum
Andrew McCallum is Director of the English and Media Centre. Prior to that he ran a PGCE course in secondary English, and previously he taught for 15 years in London schools, spending most of that time at Acland Burghley School in Camden. He holds a doctorate in education, is author of Creativity and Learning in Secondary English (Routledge) and writes regularly for NATE's Teaching English magazine. If asked to name the EMC publication he's most proud of having worked on, it would be a three-way contest between Iridescent Adolescent, Diverse Shorts and Write On.
How to book your place
Bookings for this course will close at 8am on Monday 6th December, or when capacity is reached, whichever is the sooner.
- To book a place on this course, first sign into your account on the website, or register one if you need to.
- Click 'Book online' (right-hand column) and fill in the name and email address of the person attending the course. The joining information and post-course email will be sent to this address.
- If you are booking for more than one person, repeat the process.
- Then hover over your basket (top right) and click checkout.
- Please note: courses are designed to be watched by one participant only. If you want to book another place on the course, return to the course page and go through the same process. You cannot update number of places booked from within your basket.
- Once you have booked your place, you will see a screen 'Your order was a success!' You may want to make a note of your order number. You will also receive an automatic acknowledgement of your booking.
- Your email with all the information you need to join the session will be sent out on Tuesday 7th December. You will be sent a reminder on the day of the course. Please check your junk or promotions folder. Still no luck? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.