Talk for Writing

From Talk for Writing

Resource type: CPD resource, CPD course

Price band: £££

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Region(s): All of UK

Talk for Writing is a framework for teaching writing that is based on the premise that children must first internalise the language patterns and structures needed to write by ‘talking the text’ and close reading of quality examples.

Talk for Writing works best as a whole school approach. Training to help schools implement the Talk for Writing approach is available from the Talk for Writing team. For the most effective results, they recommend a sequence of training and support. They offer a number of in-school, online and consultancy packages, including introductory taster days on specific areas of the Talk for Writing approach such as:

  • Introduction to fiction writing
  • Introduction to non-fiction writing
  • Talk for reading
  • Teaching grammar and spelling
  • Greater depth in reading and writing
  • Talk for Writing at secondary level

In addition to the training packages, there are a number of Talk for Writing centres around the country. These are schools that have successfully implemented the Talk for Writing approach and who can offer further training or the opportunity to see Talk for Writing in action in the classroom. A list of the centres is available on the Talk for Writing website.

Conferences with Pie Corbett and members of the Talk for Writing team are also available, either online or in venues across the country.

Cost: Training costs start at £1250 for a day for up to 50 delegates. Conferences cost £160 + VAT per person (10% discount for multiple bookings from one school).

About Talk for Writing: The Talk for Writing approach was developed by Pie Corbett, supported by Julia Strong. Pie Corbett is a former teacher, head teacher, lecturer and English inspector. He is also a poet, author and editor of over 250 books, including Jumpstart! Literacy. Julia Strong specialises in literacy across the curriculum in secondary schools and is the author of the highly acclaimed Talk for Writing in Secondary Schools.

Literacy Hive Likes:

  • The Talk for Writing team is made up of experienced teachers, English subject leaders and consultants.
  • A key aspect of the Talk for Writing approach is pupil engagement and enjoyment.
  • The Talk for Writing website provides access to a number of resources, including Impact Reports and case studies, books about the Talk for Writing approach, toolkits and planning resources.

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talk4writing.com

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01484 280165

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