365 days in my shoes Day 32

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I posted a blog earlier regarding Whole school approach to improving writing across the school.
https://highheelsandhighnotes.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/365-days-in-my-shoes-day-5/

I shared some examples of Pie Corbett’s work with staff in our school, including the poem, If Only.
https://highheelsandhighnotes.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/365-days-in-my-shoes-day-4/

I’d like to share a few more examples of the work inspired by Pie Corbett, some of which are non-fiction.

Pie’s work on HOW TO TRAP A TROLL

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DR WHO

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The article on Dr Who first appeared in Teach Primary magazine.

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One of my staff has had great success getting boys hooked on writing using Pie’s ideas.

SHOULD DARLEKS BE ALLOWED TO LIVE ON EARTH?

Discuss!

Children used graphic learning maps to structure their ideas using pictures and key words as prompts. They interspersed the map with the key language features of discursive writing.

They rehearsed in pairs, small groups and as a whole class. Powerful stuff to watch. I often get a knock at my door from this class inviting me down to their classroom to watch what they’ve been learning. Magic!

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Time to innovate – children stuck their ideas for discussion on the darlek.

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SHOULD CHILDREN UNDER 10 BE ALLOWED TO TRICK OR TREAT?

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Children created their own tardis covers for their writing.

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It’s a bit small but if you click on the image it will enlarge so you can read it more clearly.

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All the children thoroughly enjoyed the theme – Dr Who will always be a winner.

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Pie Corbett’s book,

Talk for writing – Developing non-fiction writing

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Talk-Writing-Across-Curriculum-ebook/dp/B00AN2VUV8/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1

Further information about Pie’s work.

http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/assets/0000/5345/Talk_for_Writing_July_2010.ppt LITERACY TRUST

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Not only is Pie returning to my school in April, I have been invited to his conference training in Newcastle in March.

If you get the chance go!

OLD BLUE EYES!!!

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