The very act of putting pen to paper for some students can be overwhelming and difficult. Teaching students to write is about empowering them to take ownership of their work, but it is often neglected in the busy primary school classroom.
In this seven-page free download, Robbie Burns looks at the core elements of great writing teaching, offering practical advice based on the latest research evidence and his school's own practice.
He considers the roloe of curriculum and writing for purpose, teaching the writing process, teaching grammar and syntax, and systems of assessment. He also looks at the teaching of handwriting.
This Best Practice Focus was published in September 2023 in Headteacher Update's Autumn Term Edition 2023. This edition was sent free of charge to every primary school in the country, with a digital edition also available via this link.
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