Modelling Writing by Anonymous

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Sector:  Primary
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Position: SLT
5 Bits of Advice About: Modelling Writing

  1. Model almost every piece of writing you want kids to do. It’s the simplest and most direct teaching method.
  2. Start by writing the first couple of sentences yourself (commenting on the grammatical features & referring to any success criteria you’ve given the children). Pitch it high.
  3. Then, give sentence openers and ask children to finish the sentence using partner talk. Then ask for particular types of sentence e.g. ‘Starting with Because…’ etc.
  4. Always try to model the entire section you want children to write – which might mean having a partially completed model already prepared, which you then finish.
  5. Read the model aloud as a class when it is finished, rub it off/hide it and set your children straight off to write.
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