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Document: Never-heard-the-word grammar grid

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If you're teaching grammar, as with any teaching, it's important to establish what the children [...]

Short Story Competition – Winners’ Stories

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Short Story Competition - Winners' Stories In the summer 2016 newsletter we ran a competition [...]

Talk for Maths Training

Talk for Maths Training Trainer: Nick Hart Date: Wednesday 8th June Address: [...]

Talk for Writing Short Story Competition

Talk for Writing Short Story Competition An eagle in the Atlay mountains, Mongolia [...]

Document: Interpreting Text – Line-by-Line

This resources is based on some of the flip chart feedback from the Talk for Reading [...]

Document: The Three ‘Eyes’

Click on the buttons below to download PDF files containing guidance on teaching the three [...]

Document: Apostrophe Game

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Click below to download a PDF of an apostrophe sorting game created by Julia Strong [...]

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Document: How to innovate on non-fiction

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How to innovate on non-fiction How to innovate on a model text most effectively is a [...]

Document: Noughts and Crosses

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Noughts and crosses – subordinating conjunction style This is a great game to play once [...]

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Document: Sentence Structure Progression

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Rehana and Rashida from Yew Tree Community School in Birmingham, one of the Talk for [...]

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Document: ‘Tricky Grammar’ PowerPoint

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Those of you who have looked at the 2016 sample test paper will know that, [...]

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Document: Tell Me a Dragon notes

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Click below to download a PDF of teachers' notes written by Pie Corbett which accompany [...]

Video: Pie explains Talk for Writing

In this video filmed in July 2014 during a conference tour of Australia, Pie explains [...]

Document: Additional ‘Jumpstart! Grammar’ Activities

Please find below grammar resources including all the sorting activities that weren't included in Jumpstart Grammar [...]

Documents: Formative Assessment

Below are two downloadable Word documents containing teaching resources on formative assessment. The first document [...]

Document: A guide to successful blogging

In this downloadable Word document, James Walker from Knowle Park Primary School in Bristol shares [...]

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Teaching Grammar through Talk for Writing The 'Teaching Grammar through Talk for Writing' DVD costs [...]

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Document: A-Z of poetry reading ideas

Please find below a link to the downloadable PDF 'A-Z of poetry reading ideas' document. [...]

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Document: Story reading into writing

Please find below a link to the downloadable PDF 'Story reading into writing' document. In [...]

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Document: Literature Spine

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Please find below a link to the downloadable PDF 'Literature spine' document. This document contains [...]

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Document: Jumpstart Imitation Games

Please find below a link to the downloadable PDF document 'Jumpstart Imitation Games – activities [...]

Article: Apps

Get ‘Appy’ with Talk for Writing When Apple first introduced the iPad, it was as [...]

Article: iLanguages

Not a linguist? Not a problem! Get off to a flying start with languages in September [...]

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Document: Connectives and sentence signposts

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This document is a downloadable connectives phrase bank for children to use in a variety [...]

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Document: Writing Toolkits

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In this two-page document written by Pie Corbett, Pie explains how it can be useful [...]

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Document: Building a poetry spine

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In this free four-page downloadable resource written by Pie Corbett, Pie explains how to build [...]

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Article: Pin with Pie – Pinterest and Talk4Writing

In this article, Talk4Writing expert Maria Richards explains how Pinterest can be a useful tool [...]

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Document: Stories for Nursery and Reception, a few recommendations

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In the downloadable PDF document below, Talk4Writing expert Carol Satterthwaite provides a few recommendations of [...]

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Video: What delegates say about Talk4Writing conferences

In the short video below four delegates at Pie Corbett's 'Grammar through Talk4Writing' conference explain [...]

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Article: Leading Talk for Writing in your school

Alison Cooper Talk4Writing consultant Alison Cooper provides a few useful suggestions on how [...]

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Document: Alien invasion case study and resources

Kate Kelly, a deputy head in Sheffield, has begun a writing research project in her [...]

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Document: Inventing Stories

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Many schools now use the Imitate, Innovate and Invent process to teach writing using the [...]

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Document: Year 4 Persuasion Unit on India

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Carmen Malpas, a Year 4 teacher, has generously provided some downloadable key resources and planning [...]

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Document: Year 4 News Recount and Instruction Unit

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Below are 15 editable resources which have been shared with Talk4Writing by Carmen Malpas. They [...]

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Document: Shared Writing Phrases

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'Shared writing phrases' is a two-page document for use by teachers. It provides a range [...]

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Document: Teaching English Creatively

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'Teaching English Creatively' is a 25-page document written by Pie Corbett. It is a key [...]

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Document: T4W actions for key connectives

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The connectives actions sheet is a one-page document with pictures of Pie demonstrating the suggested [...]

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Document: Connectives phrase bank

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The 'Connectives phrase bank' is a one-page document containing a range of different connectives that [...]

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Document: Varying sentence types

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'Varying sentence types' is a worksheet containing a range of different sentence types which then [...]

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Document: Varying sentence openings

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'Varying sentence openings' is a worksheet for pupils to fill in to help them consider [...]

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Document: The Tree Giant

The Tree Giant is a one-page story written by Pie Corbett to demonstrate an example [...]

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Document: Meerkat Mail KS1 Unit

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Meerkat Mail is a KS1 cross-curricular unit of work underpinned by the Talk-for-Writing approach. It [...]

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Blog: Using Dr Who to boost literacy

In the link below a teacher explains how they used the Dr Who examples given [...]

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Blog: Finish Pie’s shared story

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On July 3 2012, Pie Corbett held a shared writing session at Plymouth University with [...]

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Blog: Talk4Writing through ICT

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The link below will take you to the blog from the Improving Reading and Writing [...]

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Video: Pie Corbett YouTube Videos

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Click here or on the link below to be taken to the Pinterest board of [...]

Video: Pie demonstrating Communal Storytelling

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Pie demonstrating communal storytelling to a group of literacy consultants.

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Video: Watch Pie performing Mr Zigger and Mr Zagger

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Pie performing the story of Mr Zigger and Mr Zagger (aka Mr Wiggle and Mr [...]

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Video: Pie demonstrating Talk for Writing

Pie demonstrating how to use Talk for Writing to teach non-fiction writing in excerpts from the [...]

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Document: Hook your reader toolkit

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This is a downloadable Word document to be used as a guide for teachers on [...]

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Video: Watch Pie teaching Little Red Hen

Watch Pie Corbett demonstrating the Talk4Writing method.

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Document: How to plan writing progression year-on-year

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'How to plan grammar progression year-on-year' is a teaching guide looking at which types of [...]