How do teachers identify the potential for greater depth writing and encourage children to meet their full potential?
This book was created by people who are not only passionate about primary education, but who are also leading experts in their own particular areas. They have made use of their wide experience to offer practical guidance on greater depth writing, while underpinning this with theoretical understanding.
We hope that reading this book helps you to reflect on what greater depth writing looks like and how you can encourage children to write at greater depth. You will find many suggestions for teaching lessons that encourage children to write at greater depth underpinned by theory.
About the Author
Adam Bushnell is a full-time author who delivers creative writing workshops in the UK and internationally in both state and private education to all ages.
His books have been selected by the School Library Association for the Boys into Books recommended reading list. Previously a teacher, Adam now also delivers CPD to teachers and others working in education on how to inspire writing in the classroom.
Angela Gill (formerly Carss) is a former Primary school teacher and English subject leader. She taught in schools in County Durham and Bath and North East Somerset for more than 20 years. She is the Primary English Subject Lead at Durham University where she teaches both undergraduates and postgraduates. She has written books, articles and chapters on many aspects of Primary English for ITE students and primary practitioners.
David Waugh is a former deputy headteacher who worked in ITT from 1990 at the University of Hull, where he led the PGCE course and became Head of Department. In 2008 he was appointed as one of two (the other being Wendy) National Strategies Regional Advisers for ITT. He is currently lectures at Durham University. He has published extensively in primary English, as well as developing e-learning resources for National Strategies for English, mathematics and mentoring and coaching. David also writes children’s stories, including The Wishroom, which was written with 45 children from 15 East Durham primary schools and published in 2017.
Rob Smith is the creator and curator of the award-winning website: The Literacy Shed www.literacyshed.com. After a 12-year career as a primary teacher, Rob now delivers writing workshops to students and professional development for teachers across the UK and around the world. Rob was a contributing author for Beyond Early Writing and is now writing his own English ideas website as well as creating a range of apps for teachers.
Table of Contents
1 What is greater depth writing? - Adam Bushnell2 Developing Deeper Writing in EYFS and KS1 Through a Play-based Approach - Angela Gill3 Developing deeper writing in KS1 through the use of high-quality picture books - Megan Stephenson4 Deeper writing at KS2 - Adam Bushnell5 Developing understanding of language and deeper writing - David Waugh6 Non-fiction writing - Kate Allott7 Deeper Writing through Writing for Children - Dan Hughes8 Deeper Writing Through Drama - Christina Castling9 Deeper writing for EAL pupils - Kulwinder Maude 10 Engaging pupils through the use of different materials to produce deeper writing - Lucy M Davies11 Developing reasoning to encourage deeper writing - Michaela Oliver12 Using Classic Texts to Develop Deeper Writing skills by supporting the Teaching of Grammar, Vocabulary and Creative Writing - Pam Vennart13 Reporting in Science at a deeper level - Catherine ReadingConclusion