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Writing Accurate Sentences

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Penn Wood CPD

On first analysing the writing of our children working below expectation at the beginning of the year, it soon became apparent that what they lacked were the basics of writing – sentence accuracy. It was clear that some Reading as a Writer activities were not entirely appropriate in situations where children still needed to practise writing accurate sentences. In order to meet their needs and to involve them in the lessons on constructing writers’ toolkits, we devised activities such as the ones below:

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Here, children were given instructions to write sentences using the language that we knew would occur on the toolkit (e.g. show cause and effect by saying what will happen if the reader doesn’t follow your advice). They were therefore exposed to the language of the toolkit whilst also taking part in activities which met their needs as writers. Furthermore, they were constructing sentences within the context of…

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