At Whitstone we use the Talk for Writing approach for our writing. This approach enables children to read and write independently for a variety of audiences and purposes within different subjects.
A key feature is that children internalise the language structures needed to write through ‘talking the text’, as well as close reading. The approach moves from dependence towards independence, with the teacher using shared and guided teaching to develop the ability in children to write creatively and powerfully.
The key phases of the Talk for Writing process, enable children to imitate orally the language they need for a particular topic, before reading and analysing it, and then writing their own version. Further information on the process is outlined in more detail on the link below: