This article is based on, and written in relation to, the findings of the Writing Is Primary (2009) action research project. The tenor of this article is to allow the reader to reflect on children’s writing and is in no way a criticism of any school(s) policy or teachers’ practice.
Teachers not being clear about what they want from their students.
Teachers not demonstrating what they want by writing with or for their pupils.
Failure to convince pupils that the writing they are undertaking will be authentic and serve a legitimate purpose.
Failure to bring genres of schooling closer to the…
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