Inspiring Writing in Primary Schools

Chamberlain, Liz (2016). Inspiring Writing in Primary Schools. Exeter: Sage Publications.


Writing is not a subject; it is part of reading, of speaking, and of listening. Being a writer means being a reader, articulating stories and characters, listening to tales and learning from other writers.

Through the creation an exciting environment for the teaching of writing you can help children to discover stories, create worlds, record events, mould characters and inspire each other as writers.

Inspiring Writing in Primary Schools helps you to take a creative approach to the teaching of writing and to know what good writing looks and feels like. It gives you all the background theory you need to encourage purposeful writing across the curriculum.

It includes planning examples alongside a detailed exploration of what makes them effective, and the theory that underpins them. As a teacher or trainee teacher, you can respond more imaginatively to the way you approach and teach writing. This text will help you to seize the opportunity of the new curriculum and inspire the young writers in your classroom.

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