Talk for Writing: Creating Storytellers and Writers - Pie Corbett and Julia Strong


This long-awaited Talk for Writing guide showing how to teach children to love writing stories through telling stories:
  • takes you step-by-step through the Talk for Writing process so the children move from imitation to innovation to independent application

  • shows you how to put formative assessment at the heart of your teaching

  • demonstrates how to make shared writing progressively more challenging by moving the children away from the model towards independence

  • introduces how to insert free-writing opportunities at the end of each unit so that children can become creative independent writers.

The book contains 2 DVDs to illustrate all stages of the process plus detailed training notes to help you use the resource across a school. In addition, there is a wealth of handouts to help you create your own units including:
  • an overview of planning for years 3 – 6 showing how to follow up a storytelling unit with related non-fiction units interspersed with free writing opportunities

  • how to box up the underpinning structure of key story patterns, with a simplified version for Key Stage 1 and a more sophisticated version for Key Stage 2

  • includes seven model texts

  • an appendix of toolkits for the 6 key story features (settings, suspense, characterisation, dialogue, description and openings & endings) showing what toolkit features to initially co-constuct with classes and how to progressively build on them year on year. 
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