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Writing 25 th November 2016
Writing • Writing is a complex skill involving a range of cognitive, linguistic, perceptual and motor abilities. • The National Curriculum identifies two main dimensions to writing that children need to master in order to become effective writers. Firstly, the skills of transcription, which include the ability to spell confidently and to have a fast, fluent handwriting style. Secondly, the skills of composition, which include being able to think of, organise, articulate clearly and edit ideas.
Developmental Progression of a Child’s Writing
Read Write Inc. • Children are taught phonics in small groups tailored to children’s ability in reading. Children take part in high quality phonics sessions every day and have reading and writing opportunities daily. • During phonics, pupils learn: – Name writing – Handwriting, letter formation – Knowledge of sounds and letters – Segmenting and blending – Spelling (green and red words) – Hold a sentence – Proofread a sentence grammar – Build a sentence
Talk for Writing • Talk for Writing provides pupils with an opportunity to engage with carefully selected core texts integrated into the creative curriculum. • We believe that children write best when they are given the chance to read widely. ‘Good readers make good writers’. By reading and analysing high quality texts, children gain a better understanding of how authors construct their writing and can use them as a model for their own writing.
Talk for Writing Process • Imitation – familiarisation – Retelling a story till it can be told fluently using story language – Multi-sensory approach, made memorable (role-play, story maps) • Innovation – adapting a well-known tale – Substitution, addition, alteration, change a viewpoint and re-use the basic story (change characters, setting, problem or ending, magpie vocabulary) • Invention – creating own story – Build a story – drawing, drama, images, video, first-hand experience, location, quality reading, etc.
What is shared writing? • Shared writing is an instructional approach to teach writing to children by writing with them. The idea is to teach writing through writing. The process of writing is demonstrated by the teacher through a 'write aloud' process. The teacher acts as a scribe while the pupils contribute ideas.
Top Tips • The basis for good writing is good talk. Encourage your child to talk at length, in full sentences, about things they have done or places they have visited. • Let your child see you as a model writer. Show them how you write shopping lists, postcards, maybe even a poem or short story. • Encourage your children to write for a purpose, for example, get them to write a list of things they need to pack for a holiday. • Play word games like ‘I Spy’ and Hangman to build their vocabulary and improve their spelling. • After making something (for example, a cake), encourage children to write instructions for a friends. • Praise your child’s writing! It’s not easy to get everything right as they’re learning so pick out something that they have done well. Try 2 stars and a wish! • Little and often is best!
Home Learning Record What book(s) did you read to your child or did your child read to you? Comments your child made while reading the story. Use the questions to encourage children to talk about the book. Initial or sign here If your child is showing achievement or progress in their learning, share it with the class teacher here. The class teacher will respond to your comments here and write next steps that you may practise with your child. The class teacher initials here
More Information • • • End of year expectations leaflet for each year group Communication and language leaflet Handwriting leaflet Talk to your child’s teacher Do you have any other questions?
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