Talk for Writing in Secondary Schools

Talk for Writing Secondary
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A guide to teaching writing that is engaging and motivational for students and teachers alike.

Building on best practice, this practical guide takes you step by step through how to establish quality written communication across the secondary curriculum. It can be used as a handbook by a literacy coordinator to lead the approach as well as being a source of practical ideas for each subject area. Every teacher can help students internalise the pattern of language of their subject through focused talk activities related to exemplar text. This enables students to independently generate the sentence patterns and structures that are key to effective comunication in any subject.

Julia Strong puts the experience of the learner at the centre. By establishing some consistent approaches across the curriculum, the learner can see how what they learn in one area can be transferred to support learning in another. The approach progressively builds up students' linguistic competence involving them in co-constructing the next steps they need to take to make progress.

This book offers:

  • A wide range of examples from all subject areas with a particular focus on science
  • A DVD of a training session with teachers showing "Talk for Writing" in action
  • Over 80 customisable handouts downloadable from the DVD

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