English Writing

Writing Progression

What is talk for writing?

Talk for Writing is an approach to teaching writing that encompasses a three-stage pedagogy: ​‘imitation’ (where pupils learn and internalise texts, to identify transferrable ideas and structures), ​‘innovation’ (where pupils use these ideas and structures to co-construct new versions with their teachers), and ​‘invention’ (where teachers help pupils to create original texts independently). These tasks aim to improve writing ability by giving pupils an understanding of the structure and elements of written language.

Writing assessment objectives

Writing assessment objectives

How we support children with SEND

English - Strategies for supporting pupils

Writing examples

Year 1

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Year 4

Year 5

Year 6