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Talk for Writing

Dockrell, Julie and Marshall, Chloe and Wyse, Dominic (2015) Talk for Writing. [Report]

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Most of the teachers were enthusiastic about implementing Talk for Writing within a whole school approach and felt that it provided a consistent approach to teaching writing. However, one school was withdrawn from the project by a new headteacher. Features of the programme were embedded in the classrooms, and teachers generally found the programme straightforward to implement. The project displayed mixed evidence of promise. Teachers reported that it had an impact on pupils’ writing skills but this was not supported by the objective evidence. However, the literature review found mixed support from the current research base for the principles underlying the programme. Further research is required to securely estimate the impact of the approach on academic attainment. It would be valuable to undertake some additional development work to refine the approach before it undergoes a full trial. Other research suggests that oral language may play a stronger role in supporting writing in the early years than in Key Stage 2. The programme might benefit from targeted support of key oral language competencies to support the production of early written text in struggling writers and those with weaker oral language skills

Item Type: Report
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2015 15:33
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2015 15:33
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