Real-World Writers shows teachers how they can teach their pupils to write well and with pleasure, purpose and power. It demonstrates how classrooms can be transformed into genuine communities of writers where talking, reading, writing and sharing give children confidence, motivation and a sense of the relevance writing has to their own lives and learning.

Based on their practical experience and what research says is the most effective practice, the authors share detailed guidance on how teachers can provide writing study lessons drawing on what real writers do and how to teach grammar effectively. They also share a variety of authentic class writing projects with accompanying teacher notes that will encourage children to use genres appropriately, creatively and flexibly.

The authors’ simple yet comprehensive approach includes how to teach the processes and craft knowledge involved in creating successful and meaningful texts. This book is invaluable for all primary practitioners who wish to teach writing for real.

part |156 pages

Part A

chapter 1|25 pages

Why Real-World Writers?

chapter 2|4 pages

How Real-World Writers works

chapter 3|7 pages

Welcome Projects

Setting up your community of writers for the year

chapter 5|16 pages

Teaching the writing processes

chapter 6|11 pages

How to teach an effective writing lesson

Using writing workshop

chapter 8|8 pages

Meeting children where they are

Giving effective pupil conferences

chapter 9|3 pages

They do the hard work so you don’t have to

Marking and target setting

chapter 11|7 pages

Thinking through writing

Writing across the curriculum

chapter 12|10 pages

Assessing your writers

chapter 13|9 pages

Supporting early, advanced and EAL writers

chapter 14|5 pages

Growing a school of extraordinary writers

Advice for writing coordinators

chapter 15|5 pages

A guide to becoming a writer-teacher

chapter 17|4 pages


part |139 pages

Part B

chapter 19|8 pages

Introduction to Part B

chapter 20|20 pages


chapter 21|13 pages


chapter 22|37 pages


chapter 23|31 pages


chapter 24|11 pages

Persuading and influencing

chapter 25|17 pages