Finding out more
If you want to understand more about the approach in secondary schools, Julia Strong’s book entitled Talk for Writing in Secondary Schools is available to buy through the Talk4Writing website here.
The book has received excellent reviews from both teachers and other education professionals. Read the reviews here.
What senior leaders and teachers say about the approach
The evaluations following projects, conferences and training days are very encouraging. Here are a few of them:
I talk to the pupils on a regular basis and ask them is the Talk-for-Writing approach useful? They tell me a resounding ‘Yes’. It is very useful. It helps them to learn and it’s been an ideal vehicle for us.
The students feel pride in their own improvement and success … It’s slashed the time we have to spend on marking … There’s a real sense of ‘Let’s see what we can do now’ – and there’s much more conversation about teaching and learning now.