The 7 Stages of writing:

Time in a primary classroom is at a premium: there are so many things to try to fit in. Even under the umbrella of English there is handwriting, spelling, grammar, punctuation, composition, reading, and more. It’s so difficult to make sure that everything is covered. And there are certain parts of the writing process which are either misunderstood or don’t always get a look in because of time constraints.

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Building Sticky Note Sentences

The EEF’s KS2 Literacy Guidance has as one of its recommendations that teachers should ‘develop pupils’ transcription and sentence construction skills through extensive practice’ (recommendation 5).

It states that ‘it is important to promote the basic skills of writing—skills that need to become increasingly automatic so that pupils can concentrate on writing composition… this includes the sentence construction. If these skills are slow or effortful then this will hinder progress in writing composition. High-quality practice is essential to develop fluent transcription skills.’

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