Writing as clear as muck

We can sometimes set a low bar for clarity when, in our haste to introduce children to a range of grammatical forms – some common and some less so – we create meandering, convoluted and clunky sentences which (whilst being grammatically accurate) are difficult to get our heads around, due to their excessive length, multiple […]

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‘Really?’ What do you ‘actually’ think? – Children’s authentic writing

Most of the time, children are quite savvy in their writing, and they read into the implicit expectations that sit around our explicit expectations. When we model a piece of writing for its grammatical features, or for the clear way in which the ideas are expressed, the children may also take in expectations like ‘I […]

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