JT's thread sort of became a "please can I have a copy?" thread, so thought I would start a new one (apologies if it has already been done!). So...how have you got your pupils to make good progress in writing? Let's create a list of ideas that have/could work. Work on sentence structure (as this is a vital part of good writing) - human sentences (like JT suggested a long time ago) really work. Use mini whiteboards and have large punctuation marks. Really simple, but effective and the children enjoy it. They can make really silly sentences, but the structure has to be correct. Punctuation - Doctor punctuation. Get a stethoscope (sp?) and get someone to be the doctor and listen to a sentence without punctuation. How can it be cured? Exciting for the children because it's role play.