A practical manual to help teachers of 11-14 year-olds to focus on key aspects of developing pupils' non-fiction writing.
The book presents a clear teaching sequence which emphasises the link between reading and writing, and can raise pupils' attainment levels in both areas.
Practical writing workshops focus on the six main types of non-fiction as defined in the NLS framework for Year 7: information, recount, explanation, instruction, persuasion and discussion texts.
Each workshop includes: photocopiable sample texts; instructions for teachers; and tasks for pupils to complete.
With advice on how to make the best sue of a writing journal, and how to progress in sentence construction - how to make sentences more flexible and better adapted to purpose - the book is a practical resource for KS3 teachers.