Planning to Teach Writing

Planning to Teach Writing : A practical guide for primary school teachers

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Written by an experienced teacher and literacy consultant, Planning to Teach Writing offers an easy-to-use, tried-and-tested framework that will reduce teachers' planning time while raising standards in writing. Using the circles planning approach, it provides fresh inspiration for teachers who want to engage and enthuse their pupils, with exciting and varied hooks into writing, including picture books, short stories, novels and films.

Exploring effective assessment practice, each chapter puts the needs and interests of pupils at the forefront of planning, and models how to design units of work that will lead to high-quality writing outcomes in any primary school classroom.

The book uses a simple formula for success:

1 Find the gaps in learning for your students.

2 Choose a hook that you know will engage your students.

3 Select a unit plan that you know will support you to get the best writing out of your students.

4 Tailor it.

5 Teach it!

With a fantastic range of hooks to inspire teaching and learning, Planning to Teach Writing ensures successful planning that will maximise engagement, enjoyment and achievement. This book is an accessible and necessary resource for any teacher planning to teach writing in their classroom.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 244 pages
  • 210 x 298 x 19.05mm | 885g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 202 Line drawings, black and white; 12 Tables, black and white
  • 1138844403
  • 9781138844407

Table of contents

Introduction: Putting the needs and interests of children at the heart of planning

Understanding the Circles Planning Approach

Unit planning: Using Picture Books as Hooks

Unit planning: Using Short Stories as Hooks

Unit planning: Using Novels as Hooks

Unit planning: Using Films and Stills (Visual Text) as Hooks

Conclusion and Useful Resources
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Review quote

"This book is an accessible and necessary resource for any teacher planning to teach writing in their classroom, and will be a huge help in meeting the NC requirements for writing." - Sarah Brew, Parents in Touch
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About Emma Caulfield

Emma Caulfield is an independent literacy consultant and teacher. She works in a variety of settings supporting schools to improve attainment and achievement in reading and writing; working alongside literacy leaders developing their strategic approaches, through to NQTs bedding in their practice and developing their subject knowledge.
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