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ERIC Number: ED539962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 35
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-7053-1055-8
Developing Writing through Reading, Talking and Listening
Dobie, Margaret; McDaid, Pat
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
People write because they have something to say, when they have a rich experience to share, or when they have ideas to clarify and record. Effective writers learn how to communicate. This applies to adults as well as children. Teaching writing is about building on the language skills that children bring with them to school. Pupils need a rich stimulus that makes them want to write and draw upon their real experience. They also need to learn the craft of writing. This package aims to share strategies such as demonstration, writing frames and models that can help pupils and teachers be aware of how to improve writing. Each section within this package can help teachers, as individuals or as members of school teams, reflect on different aspects of their approach to the teaching of writing. Experienced teachers may use it to explore and renew their own good practice. Teachers newer to the profession may draw upon the package to support their professional development and to help meet the learning needs of their pupils. There are four modules in this package. Each starts by suggesting how a teacher might use given strategies, then gives material for reading and discussion, and ends with follow-up teaching resources. Further Reading and Resources are appended.
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Denholm House Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, UK. Tel: +44-014-1282-5000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Scottish Executive Education Department (SEED)
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)