Hi there Just looking ofr some advice and help re. my lower English set. They are Y5 and range from about a 4c to a 2a (writing). I have a pretty good idea what they need to do to move their writing on, and they all have targets and know what thy need to do next. The problem is, they don't seem to do it! I have a problem in that many of them came with a level reflecting their vocab and composition skills - but with a very poor (in my eyes) grasp of organisation and punctuation. Consequently, much of their writing isn't as coherent as it should be - stream of consciousness style stuff and writing that doesn't always make sense etc. No matter how many times I get them to edit their writing, or 'read it back to check it', many just seem unable, or unwilling to do so. Because I have spent so long this year, trying to get the basics right (full stops/capital letts/paragraphing/making sense etc) we haven't spent as much time as I'd ideally want on language and composition skills. I am now concerned that their progress rates are going to look absolutely dire as many can't really be said to have moved two (or even one in several cases) sub-levels! Does anyone else have any advice as to how to motivate children to want to improve, and act on their targets!? What do you do?