Takes place within the literacy lesson; the teacher models the writing (WAGOLL- what a good one looks like) to the class as the expert writer. This encourages oral responses and a high level of collaboration. The children can then write confidently and independently using the ideas that they have rehearsed and prepared.
This takes place with a group of children with similar writing targets or needs. During a guided writing session the children will write with an adult supporting. Guided writing provides opportunities for children to demonstrate what they have learnt and develop their writing skills at a pace suitable for them.
The children will have many opportunities throughout the year to write independently using the growing skills they are taught. The children will have the opportunities to make books, posters, recipes, instructions, plays, fact files and a wide range of stories. We encourage our children to produce work of a high quality and finish ensuring that the children always try their very best using all opportunities to reach their potential.
Ideas for story writing:
Below are links to ideas that will inspire writing. Often children will respond to an image that sparks their imagination. Share some of these images and discuss what the story behind the image might be. Be as creative as possible. Spend time telling the story before you write. Draw a mind map or story mountain to help with ideas. Create a list of WOW words to use in the story. When the story is finished check for punctuation and draw an illustration. Have fun!
Ideas to help with creating great sentences:
Writing super sentences is essential in all subjects. Using correct punctuation and structure at an early age will develop good habits that will stay for life. Have a go at some of the ideas to help structure super sentences.