Writing Study: Lessons That Last Forever PACK. | literacyforpleasure

This article is based on, and written in relation to, findings of educational research and writings (see end of article). The tenor of this article and associated resource 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.

Introduction

This document is produced with the intention of being used alongside our Real-World Literacy approach to teaching writing. To find out more about to teach writing through this approach, go here.

Talking About Writing: Writing Study

Writing Study mini-lessons are a forum for…

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Murray Gadd: What Is Critical In The Effective Teaching Of Writing? | literacyforpleasure

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At a recent UKLA conference, I was fortunate enough to meet Dr Murray Gadd, a writing teacher and educational researcher from New Zealand. A few years ago, he published ‘What is critical in the effective teaching of writing?‘ This is a fantastic addition to the growing picture of what is considered in research as effective…

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What Can Cause Poor Writing Outcomes? ‘Writing Is Primary’ Research Findings | literacyforpleasure

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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