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Modelling Exciting Writing
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Modelling Exciting Writing
A guide for primary teaching



November 2018 | 192 pages | Learning Matters
In order to teach writing effectively, teachers must be able to model writing effectively to children. The Primary National Curriculum sets challenging expectations for the teaching of writing. Children must master the process of composition, redrafting, editing and writing final pieces. Increased emphasis on spelling, punctuation and grammar may leave some teachers and trainee teachers lacking ideas for developing children's writing beyond transcription and into composition. It is important that they are able to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, as well as the practical applications of both transcriptional and compositional aspects of writing. 
 
WRITING AND SPELLING, PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR
 
READING FOR WRITING
 
SCAFFOLDING WRITING
 
WRITING FOR CHILDREN
 
WRITING WITH CHILDREN
 
WRITING NARRATIVE, CHARACTER AND SETTING
 
WRITING POETRY
 
WRITING FANFICTION
 
FILM AS A MODEL TEXT
 
WRITING FICTION AND NON-FICTION BY RETELLING
 
USING TECHNOLOGY TO ENGAGE RELUCTANT READERS AND AID WRITING

As with so many things in life, children learn best by example, so teachers need to be able to model good writing skills. The authors spend their time modelling writing for other teachers and that practical experience shines through in this book, which is full of inspiring ideas. The ideas are easy to use and cover a wide range of different writing genres, including poetry, fanfiction and film. The activities are well defined and offer excellent ideas, along with case studies to show the concepts in practice. A valuable book for both new and experienced teachers.

Sarah Brew
Parents in Touch
Parents in Touch

A very useful text for Primary English modules

Ms Jan Ashbridge
Education (Lancaster), University of Cumbria
February 13, 2019

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Writing and spelling, punctuation and grammar