A teaching approach used in Key Stage One and in Key Stage Two (where appropriate) is Talk for Writing. Talk for Writing, developed by Pie Corbett, enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before reading and analysing it and then writing their own version.
• Children develop vocabulary and ideas through poetry
• Children orally rehearse writing through story maps.
• They imitate writing (so that they are familiar with the writing structure)
• They innovate writing (this is where they can change the writing, adapt it and extend it to meet a purpose)
• Teachers model writing of all genres through shared writing activities.
• Writing skills are further developed in group guided writing and modelled writing sessions.
• Pupils practise writing through independent writing tasks.
• Pupils are given opportunities to plan, draft, revise and edit their own writing (crafting their ideas)