PM Writing is a complete learning, teaching and assessment package that places an emphasis on the development of the writing process in the early and middle years of primary school. PM Writing provides explicit and systematic instruction in writing, incorporating shared, guided and independent writing and independent reading.
- explicity and systematic instruction in writing, incorporating shared, guided and independent writing
- explicit links to reading, writing and speaking and listening
sequential introduction of text types and text forms
helps develops knowledge of the grammatical patterns of texts
highly supportive teachers’ notes
adopts a whole-class – small-group – whole-class approach
writing goals to guide and support students and teachers
content that promotes writing to construct meaning
- cross curricular themes and topics
teaching and learning strategies promoting writing for a variety of purposes and audiences
PM Writing Levelled Exemplar Texts
The PM Writing Levelled Exemplar Texts have been designed specifically for guided writing and independent reading, and can be used in a number of teaching and learning situations.There are 94 levelled texts from Levels 1 to 30. Levels 1-15 are single text types and levels 16-30 are dual text types. The texts are exemplars of genre, text type, text form and text structure, and thereby assist in linking the reading and writing processes.
PM Writing Exemplars for Teaching Writing (big books)
The PM Writing Exemplars for Teaching Writing are large format books designed to help teachers model the conventions of written language in whole-class and small-group sessions. The books provide the initial introduction to each text type, presenting and deconstructing exemplars of the 9 text types taught across the 4 levels.The Exemplars for Teaching Writing form the start of the PM Writing suggested teaching pathways. The material presented in these books is reinforced through use of the Interactive Writing Pro Formas and Student Books. Each exemplar text is presented over three double-page spreads.
PM Writing 1+ and 2+ Exemplars for Teaching Writing have recently been updated. Teacher notes featured on the IWB-CD for both exemplars are provided below.
PM Writing 1+ Teacher Notes
PM Writing 2+ Teacher Notes
PM Writing 3+ Teacher Notes
PM Writing Student Books and Student Resource CDs
The PM Writing Student Resources reinforce the knowledge and skills taught in PM Writing, scaffolding students towards writing the focus text types independently. The site licence Student Resource CDs follow the same structure of the student books with printable BLMs in PDF format.
The student resources feature:
Assessment for Learning - to assess students' readiness to complete initial tasks or move forward with the program.
Text Type Writing Scaffolds - to support students through the stages of planning, drafting, revising, editing and publishing, helping them to write with success.
Activity Pages - to consolidate and extend students' knowledge of the text structure and language features of each focus text type. Each activity is directly linked to content in the Exemplars for Teaching Writing or the Levelled Exemplar Texts.
PM Writing Teachers' Resource Books
All components of PM Writing are closely linked to form a holistic reading and writing program. It is recommended that each component be used as suggested in the Teachers’ Resource Books. The PM Writing Teachers' Resource Books have been developed to explicitly teach writing, knowledge and skills across a range of student abilities through specific learning tasks. The teaching content in the books is flexible, making it appropriate for use in a number of teaching and learning environments, including whole-class, small-group and independent.