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Our 'Talk for Writing'  leader is Grace Garner.

What is 'Talk for Writing'?

 

Talk for Writing, developed by Pie Corbett supported by Julia Strong, is powerful because it is based on the principles of how children learn. Talk for Writing enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before reading and analysing it and then writing their own version. 

What do Peartree pupils think of 'Talk for Writing'?

 

Our T4W project is supporting pupils with the process of writing. Pupil feedback has been 100% positive.

 

"I like having the story to check in to when I'm writing."

 

"I think it's the fact that you learn the story and the actions off by heart so it helps you write the story."

 

"First I took everything I knew from the story and then I innovated which means I changed a character or a setting and a bit of the plot. Finally I wrote my own story independently."  

First a story map is drawn to support children learning the story by heart.

First a story map is drawn to support children learning the story by heart.  1

Next we innovate, which means we change some aspects of the story.

Next we innovate, which means we change some aspects of the story. 1

Here are some more story maps. Can you retell the story?

Here are some more story maps. Can you retell the story? 1
Here are some more story maps. Can you retell the story? 2
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