Talk for Writing across the Curriculum with DVD

Talk for Writing across the Curriculum with DVD : How to teach non-fiction writing 5-12 years

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"This is a vibrantly practical and engaging book with a solid foundation in research. This book will be an invaluable resource to teachers in both primary and secondary schools."
Professor Debra Myhill, Associate Dean for Research, College of Social Science and International Studies, University of Exeter, UK "This is a tremendously rich and exciting book. It is reassuring, in these days when simple views of literacy and its teaching are the only approaches to win official approval, that authors such as Pie Corbett and Julia Strong are able to outline and explore a much more subtle and complex approach."
Professor David Wray, Director of the Institute of Education, University of Warwick, UK

'Talk for Writing' is a proven approach to teaching creative writing that is fun, engaging and motivating for children. Now you can apply this approach to teaching non-fiction writing across the curriculum.

Talk for Writing across the Curriculum shows you how to help children speak the language of non-fiction before they attempt to write it. This is a three-step process using fun, multi-sensory activities. It helps build children's confidence and linguistic ability to such an extent they are able to create their own writing.

This practical resource offers:

Fully worked, tried and tested examples of how to apply 'Talk for Writing' to each non-fiction text type
A wide range of fun, warm-up oral activities such as connective games, Professor Know-It-All, as well as text-based activities such as 'boxing up', creating toolkits and 'magpieing'
Guidance for teachers on how to apply the approach across the curriculum
DVD of Pie Corbett's workshops with teachers showing 'Talk for Writing' in action
Video footage of classes engaged in the 'Talk for Writing' approach
Advice on how to use the DVD and handouts to train all staff in the approach
Evidence of impact

Talk for Writing across the Curriculum is designed for busy teachers in mind and will help them transform their children's writing and attainment across the curriculum.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 216 pages
  • 83 x 117 x 6mm | 635.03g
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0335240887
  • 9780335240883
  • 23,316

Table of contents

The Talk for Writing Approach

The political context and research background for 'Talk for Writing'



Information: non-chronological report




Spreading 'Talk for Writing' across a school
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About Pie Corbett

Pie Corbett is a leading literacy expert, inspirational trainer, poet and author of over 250 books, including the bestselling Jumpstart! Literacy. A former primary headteacher and Ofsted inspector, he is widely known for developing the transformational 'Talk for Writing' approach - see In 2009, it was adopted nationally as part of the Primary Literacy Framework.

Julia Strong works with Pie Corbett in developing Talk for Writing. A former secondary school deputy head, she then became Deputy Director at the National Literacy Trust and Director of the National Reading Campaign. She is an expert on literacy across the curriculum and the author of a number of bestselling books.
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