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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

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Chapter 1: Writing and spelling, punctuation and grammar


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Adam Bushnell

Adam Bushnell is a full-time author who delivers creative writing workshops in the UK and internationally in both state and private education to all ages.His books have been selected by the School Library Association for the Boys into Books recom­mended reading list. Previously a teacher, Adam now also delivers CPD to teachers and others working in education on how to inspire writing in the classroom. More About Author

Rob Smith

Rob Smith is the creator and curator of the award-winning website: The Literacy Shed www.literacyshed.com. After a 12-year career as a primary teacher, Rob now delivers writing workshops to students and professional development for teachers across the UK and around the world. Rob was a contributing author for Beyond Early Writing and is now writing his own English ideas website as well as creating a range of apps for teachers.    More About Author

David Waugh

David Waugh is a former deputy headteacher who worked in ITT from 1990 at the University of Hull, where he led the PGCE course and became Head of Department. In 2008 he was appointed as one of two (the other being Wendy) National Strategies Regional Advisers for ITT. He is currently lectures at Durham University. He has published extensively in primary English, as well as developing e-learning resources for National Strategies for English, mathematics and mentoring and coaching. David also writes children’s stories, including The Wishroom, which was written with 45 children from 15 East Durham primary schools and published in 2017. More About Author

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