'Talk for Writing' is an approach that teachers at John Burns use to teach writing that incorporates a three-stage process: ‘imitation’ (where pupils learn and internalise texts, to identify transferrable ideas and structures), ‘innovation’ (where pupils use these ideas and structures to co-construct new versions with their teachers), and ‘invention’ (where teachers help children to create original texts independently). These tasks aim to improve writing ability by giving children an understanding of the structure and elements of written language.

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The Literacy Shed is home to a wealth of visual resources for writing ideas. Most of the resources can be used in KS1 and KS2. 

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BBC Bitesize - Writing

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Click on the image to open a powerpoint presentation to help with the writing process.

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