Building Excitement, Engagement & Achievement in Writing with Dr Murray Gadd

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Murray Introduces the videos

In this section, I present videos and teacher notes for a range of writing lessons. There are two free samples at the top of the page and to access the others here, or the Murray Talks videos, you will need to have an active membership subscription.

These video lessons are aimed at all educators, teachers and learning motivators who wish to 'build excitement, engagement & achievement in writing' and are made with the belief that teachers can make a difference for all students, regardless of their level of ability.

They are developed around a long-term goal of students becoming motivated, independent writers, who are able to communicate confidently, proficiently and with impact.

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Murray Gadd reads “How Do You Feel?” for NE & Year 1 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Motivation and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading and writing from “How Do You Feel?” written and illustrated by Anthony Browne. This video is primarily aimed at NE-Yr.1 students.   “How Do You Feel?” – Purpose: The purpose for this lesson is for students to write about a feeling that … Read More

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Murray Gadd Reads “Down the Back of the Chair” for Year 2-4 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading and writing from “Down the Back of the Chair” written by Margaret Mahy and illustrated by Polly Dunbar. This video is primarily aimed at Year 2-4 students.  “Down the Back of the Chair” – Purpose: The purpose for this lesson is … Read More

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Murray Gadd Reads ‘Treasure Box’ for Year 5-8 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Motivation and Achievement in Writing with Dr Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading and writing from “The Treasure Box” by Margaret Wild and Freya Blackwood. This video is primarily aimed at Year 5 – 8 students.  “The Treasure Box” – Purpose: The purpose for this lesson is for students to select and write about … Read More

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Free Sample: Murray Gadd Reads & Writes from “Library Mouse” for Year 3 – 6 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading “Library Mouse” by Daniel Kirk and thinking about writing as a result of the reading. This video is primarily aimed at Year 3 – 6 students. It was originally broadcast by Murray on YouTube during the Covid-19 lockdown (March & April … Read More

Free Sample: Murray Gadd Reads & Writes from “Our Granny” for Year 2-4 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading and writing from “Our Granny” written by Margaret Wild. This video is primarily aimed at Year 2-4 students. It was originally broadcast by Murray on YouTube during the Covid-19 lockdown (March & April 2020) “Our Granny” – Purpose: The purpose for … Read More

Murray Gadd Reads “Sunday Chutney” for Year 4 – 8 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Motivation and Achievement in Writing with Dr Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading and writing from “Sunday Chutney” by Aaron Blabey. This video is primarily aimed at Year 4 – 8 students.  “Sunday Chutney” – Purpose: The purpose for this lesson is just for students to have fun with an important aspect of their … Read More

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Murray Gadd Reads & Writes About the Rain Cycle for Year 5 – 8 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray writing about the rain cycle, calling on his existing knowledge of this scientific phenomenon. This video is primarily aimed at Year 5 – 8 students.  The Rain Cycle – Purpose: The purpose for this lesson is for students to use their prior … Read More

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Murray Gadd Reads & Writes from “When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry…” for Year 1-2 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading and writing from “When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry…” written and illustrated by Molly Bang. This video is primarily aimed at Year 1-2 students.   “When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry…” – Purpose: The purpose for this lesson … Read More

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Murray Gadd Writes About Kangaroos for Year 1 – 2 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray writing about kangaroos, using information from an illustration. This video is primarily aimed at Year 1 – 2 students. It was originally broadcast by Murray on YouTube during the Covid-19 lockdown (March & April 2020) Kangaroos – Purpose: The purpose for this … Read More

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Murray Gadd Writes About Gorillas for Year 4 – 8 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray writing about gorillas, having got information from the non-fiction text “Ape” by Martin Jenkins. This video is primarily aimed at Year 4 – 8 students. It was originally broadcast by Murray on YouTube during the Covid-19 lockdown (March & April 2020) Gorillas … Read More

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Murray Gadd Reads & Writes from “Voices in the Park” for Year 6-10 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading and writing from “Voices in the Park” written and illustrated by Anthony Browne. This video is primarily aimed at Year 6 – 10 students. It was originally broadcast by Murray on YouTube during the Covid-19 lockdown (March & April 2020) “Voices … Read More

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Murray Gadd Reads & Writes from “The Word Collector” for Year 1 – 8 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading and talking about “The Word Collector” by Peter H. Reynolds. This video is aimed at Year 1 – 8 students. It was originally broadcast by Murray on YouTube during the Covid-19 lockdown (March & April 2020) “The Word Collector” – Purpose: … Read More

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Murray Gadd Reads & Writes from “The Truth According to Arthur” for Year 3 – 6 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading and writing from “The Truth According to Arthur” by Tim Hopgood. This video is primarily aimed at Year 3 – 6 students. It was originally broadcast by Murray on YouTube during the Covid-19 lockdown (March & April 2020) “The Truth According … Read More

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Murray Gadd Reads & Writes from “The Man Who Walked Between the Towers” for Year 6 – 10 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading and writing from “The Man Who Walked Between the Towers” by Mordecai Gerstein. This video is primarily aimed at Year 6 – 10 students. It was originally broadcast by Murray on YouTube during the Covid-19 lockdown (March & April 2020) “The … Read More

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Murray Gadd Reads & Writes from “Roly the Anzac Donkey” for Year 3 – 8 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading and writing from “Roly the Anzac Donkey” written by Glyn Harper. This video is primarily aimed at Year 3 – 8 students. It was originally broadcast by Murray on YouTube during the Covid-19 lockdown (March & April 2020).  It was especially … Read More

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Murray Gadd Reads & Writes from “My Mum” for Year 1 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Motivation and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading and writing from “My Mum” written and illustrated by Anthony Browne. This video is primarily aimed at Year 1 students.  It was originally made during the Covid-19 lockdown March-April 2020  “My Mum” – Purpose: The purpose for this lesson is for … Read More

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Murray Gadd Reads & Writes from “Demolition” for Year 1 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading and writing from “Demolition” written by Sally Sutton. This video is primarily aimed at Year 1 students. It was originally broadcast by Murray on YouTube during the Covid-19 lockdown (March & April 2020) “Demolition” – Purpose: The purpose for this lesson … Read More

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Murray Gadd Reads & Writes from “Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type” for Year 4 – 6 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd reads’, we watch Murray reading and writing from “Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type” by Doreen Cronin. This video is primarily aimed at Year 4 – 6 students. It was originally broadcast by Murray on YouTube during the Covid-19 lockdown (March & April 2020) “Click … Read More

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Murray Gadd Reads & Writes from “Good News Bad News” for Years 3-8 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading and writing from “Good News Bad News” by Colin McNaughton. This video is primarily aimed at Year 3 – 8 students. It was originally broadcast by Murray on YouTube during the Covid-19 lockdown (March & April 2020) “Good New Bad News” … Read More

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