Supporting early, advanced and EAL writers
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Supporting early, advanced and EAL writers book
This chapter explains how Real-World Writers is an inclusive approach and can support inexperienced writers, children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and children with English as an additional language (EAL). It discusses how drawing, playing and telling stories to and with an adult are good sources of idea generation for early writers. Early writers can struggle with the demands of the writing process, and so this chapter gives teachers practical advice on how they can encourage young, inexperienced writers to use drawing as a form of planning, focus on composition and transcription separately and use invented spellings whilst they draft.
The chapter then discusses how to give advanced writers specific support and instruction by, for example, encouraging them to actively subvert and manipulate class writing projects, think about the psychological and philosophical background to their narrative writing and experiment with chronology and different perspectives. Finally, the place of personal voice in non-fiction writing is considered.