Talk for Writing

Class Teaching

The 15 Minute Forum tonight was led by history teacher Jack Tyler.  Earlier in the year, Jack attended a CPD event, where ‘Talk for Writing’ was being discussed.  At the time, it was mostly being used in primary schools, but has now been developed and used in secondary schools – as outlined in the book below.  During the forum, Jack spoke about one way in which the strategy could be interpreted and used in the secondary history classroom.


What is the thinking behind it?

  • For experienced writers, many of the creative and thinking processes involved in writing are internal and automatic. For example, many writers can hold an internal dialogue with themselves about the possible effectiveness of alternative language choices.
  • However, for developing writers, it is very helpful if these processes can be made explicit and explored through talk in a supportive learning context.
  • It is this…

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