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Talk for Writing


During English lessons, we have the opportunity to look at many genres of texts.  


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


So far this term, the children have been writing about their summer holiday in the form of a recount. 


In the next few weeks, the children will be introduced to a story called ‘Nail Soup’ and focusing on character descriptions.


During the autumn term, we will also be working on a ‘Defeat the monster’ tale, Persuasion and Instruction texts.

Nail Soup Story