Guided Writing

Guided writing in action at a Telford primary school Educational writer John Richmond presents the first programme in this series of three, which looks at guided writing and at a school which has embraced it. St Peter’s Primary School in Telford has an excellent reputation for creative teaching and learning. We follow a Year 1/Year 2 class where the children are compiling factual guide books about castles. Teacher Nichola Lewis is helping the children to use challenging descriptive words from their vocabulary lists. Our second class is a Year 5/Year 6 group where the children are writing a suspense story, with teacher Claire James helping the children to really ’empathise with the protagonist’. And it’s not just the children at the school who are being taught guided writing; at the end of the programme, we briefly see a special parents’ writing workshop in action.

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