In this video series, Pie Corbett answers your frequently asked questions. Here, he discusses what is meant by a ‘hook’, when and how to use one, and why it is important to the Talk for Writing approach.
Talk for Writing consultant Jamie Thomas explains how a model text can be used to help pupils explore character through levels of formality and perspective. Below is the model text, teaching notes and worked examples.
Jumpstart Storymaking is a collection of ideas to develop the creative process of ‘storymaking’. Over 100 thought-provoking games and activities, intended to ‘jumpstart’ storytelling, reading and writing in Key Stage 1, 2 or 3 classrooms. Practical, easy and entertaining, the ‘jumpstarts’ will appeal to busy teachers.
Talk for Writing trainer, Dean Thompson, has created a free downloadable PowerPoint for descriptive writing based on Gollum. As Dean explains: “The Describing Gollum resource was designed for a Year 6 class focusing on using quality texts to develop children’s writing tools. The aim was to try and capture some of the style and tools of Tolkien to develop children’s …
Talk for Writing expert Maria Richards explains how Pinterest can be a useful tool for managing and sharing resources. Pinterest is a virtual pin board that allows you to ‘pin’ useful resources, activities, ideas and sites from the web.
This article will explore a number of apps that lend themselves to the Talk for Writing process and ethos. Focusing on the Top 5 (according to Talk for Writing expert Maria Richards) in a number of categories, these apps will hopefully get you started on your iPad and Talk for Writing journey!