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Embedding the writing process

A curriculum designed to engage and develop mastery of key skills and application for purpose and audience is key. Alongside the curriculum, the need for high‑quality teaching and learning in exploring and embedding the writing process with pupils is paramount across all key stages. Back to literacy areas

Free resources

ShakespeareMark the Bard!
A cross-curricular resource for Key Stage 3 pupils focusing on two of the Bard's most famous plays. 

Picture the Poet
A resource to support the teaching of creative poetry writing at Key Stages 2 and 3. 

Check out the resources related to previous competitions to promote writing including the Alex Rider Secret Mission.

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Research and policy

vision for literacyVision for Literacy 2025
As part of the National Literacy Forum, we set out our policy recommendations to enhance literacy development. 

Children and Young People's Reading in 2015

Our sixth annual literacy survey: 32,569 children and young people aged eight to 18 participated. 

Primary resources

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Start with the section on embedding the writing process in the Primary Annual Literacy Review

AB Citypress Ealing 260615 10Transforming Writing: 12 key classroom approaches

Assessment - key documents and resources

Books that model quality writing

Integrating grammar within the writing process

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CPD and workshops

Adult learnersLanguage and Literacy within the Curriculum
Subject heads'develop literacy pedagogy, helping them to give pupils access to the academic language needed at secondary level. 

 Improving Boys' Literacy
Explore the evidence around boys' underachievement, learn to use your results to select intervention strategies and develop and implement an action research project.  

Programmes and further support

book stackCultural Writers
Our Cultural Writers Programme promotes the use of engaging experiences as a stimulus for creative writing and poetry. 

Literacy for Life
Designed to reduce the attainment gap between FSM students and non-FSM students by addressing the key language and literacy deficit that many disadvantaged students bring to secondary school.

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Literacy Guide for Schools 2016/17

In line with policy, informed by research, inspired by good practice.

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Annual Literacy Review 2016/17

Review your current literacy provision and develop an action plan for moving forward.

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