Let’s Write offers a wealth of suggestions for approaches to developing primary school pupils’ writing skills that will capture the children’s interest, while enabling them to improve their ability to express themselves in writing. It aims to meet the requirements of the new national curriculum for English at KS2 in a way that will develop the children’s standard of writing by presenting activities that they will find enjoyable and stimulating.
Throughout the book, the emphasis is on providing activities that will engage the pupils in a discussion of how texts are structured, before producing their own writing. John Foster suggests a range of imaginative tasks that both literacy specialists and non-specialists will find useful in developing children’ ability to write coherently and correctly.
Let’s Write includes:
Let’s Write provides teachers with a lively collection of resources that will be welcomed by teachers and that will help to develop children’s writing.
'This is a brilliant, user-friendly resource. It offers a wealth of suggestions for stimulating the development of Key Stage 2 writing skills. It is written to meet the requirements of the new national curriculum for English, and provides activities which the children will enjoy doing.' - Liz Rhodes, Primary Teacher Update
Introduction. The Writing Process 1. Personal Writing Autobiography. Diaries. Journals. Letters. Messages. Recounts 2. Persuasive Writing Advertisements. Arguments. Blurbs. Letters. Reviews 3. Information Writing Biographies. Descriptions. Directions. Explanations. Instructions. Recipes. Reports. Summaries 4. Creative Writing Stories. Playscripts. Poetry. Jokes. Tongue-Twisters 5. Writing Correctly Grammar. Spelling. Punctuation 6. Vocabulary Building 7. Setting Targets