Explore and download Talk for Writing resources for free

These resources are primarily designed for teaching use. If you are interested in related academic research and statistics on the impact of Talk for Writing on attainment, these can be found here.

To help you navigate and download our hundreds of free resources we’ve divided them into the following categories:

Overview Resources

Overview of the Talk for Writing approach

This is the best place to start if you are new to Talk for Writing or are looking to introduce the Talk for Writing approach to someone else.

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The Talk for Writing process resources

Resources selected to explain the various elements of the Talk for Writing process. For those familiar with the overarching principles.

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Across the Curriculum Resources

Talk for Writing in action in schools resources

Inspiring case studies from teachers and school leaders, plus resources to aid Talk for Writing leaders in whole school planning.

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Other Resources

Model texts, toolkits and planning resources

These practical resources have been collated to inspire and aid lesson and unit planning utilising the Talk for Writing approach.

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What is talk for writing?

What is Talk for Writing?

Talk for Writing is an engaging teaching framework developed by Pie Corbett, supported by Julia Strong. It is powerful because it is based on the principles of how children learn. It enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally, before reading and analysing it, and then writing their own version.