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Writing at Eye

 

At Eye CE Primary School, we endeavour to create a love of writing. We want every child to leave our school with the skills of an excellent and enthusiastic writer who: has the ability to write with fluency; can think about the impact they want their writing to have on the reader and knows how they will achieve this; has a sophisticated bank of vocabulary and an excellent knowledge of writing techniques to improve their writing; can structure and organise their writing to suit the genre they are writing and include a variety of sentence structure; takes pride in their presentation and ensures that their writing is grammatically correct and a writer who edits and improves their writing to the best of their ability. 

Talk for Writing

 

What is it all about?

The link below gives you more information about what 'Talk for Writing' is and why we have chosen to embrace this approach. Through exciting opportunities to talk about a text, children are able to internalise language, text features and grammatical features that can then be used in their own writing. 

 

Children work with their teachers to create text maps so that they can talk the text, they explore text features and how they are used as well as spending time 'magpieing' high quality vocabulary. 

 

Children produce fantastic pieces of writing following a process of planning, drafting and editing before publishing. 

Below is our school long term plan for writing. It includes a 'Reading Spine' that provides our teachers with suggested focus texts for the year. The aim is that by the end (when children leave our school in Year 6), children have been exposed to a broad variety of texts. The document also outlines writing skills the children will learn and revise in each year group. These are taken from Pie Corbett's teaching guide for progression in writing. 

Below are some useful links regarding Talk for Writing.

Pie Corbett - Intro to Talk the Text - Talking for Writing Across the Curriculum

Pie Corbett - Talk for Writing Across the Curriculum - How to teach non-fiction writing to 5-12 years olds Pie explains the importance of speaking and hearing the text - extract from DVD that accompanies the book (Open University Press, 2011)

 

 

Pie Corbett - Writing a Story - Talking for Writing Across the Curriculum

Pie Corbett - Talk for Writing Across the Curriculum - How to teach non-fiction writing to 5-12 years olds Pie explains how to write a story - extract from DVD that accompanies the book (Open University Press, 2011)

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