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Inspiration for Pie Corbett?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by mimgrif, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. mimgrif

    mimgrif New commenter

    Hi, we do a Pie Corbett approach to writing in my school and I'm struggling to find a middle ground between picture books and long novels. Can anyone recommend some good books for a working below expected level yr 5/6 class that we could get different writing types from? We wouldn't need to learn the whole story off just sections.
    Thanks :)
  2. teslagirls1

    teslagirls1 New commenter

    Hi, I always think that schools try to do full length novels which seems to go against the Pie Corbett approach. There is a good Pie Corbett book of stories for each ks2 year group which work well with the T4W approach called Bumper Book of Storytelling into story writing which is good

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  3. wicked witch

    wicked witch New commenter

  4. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    I think that class novels are very important.
  5. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    I agree and it's a simple matter to select an extract to use with the Pie Corbett method.
  6. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

  7. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    We used the first couple of chapters from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe to use for talk4writing/storytelling. We talked that part of the story through and acted it out, made figures to retell and so on, then wrote an innovated version.
    However, we read the entire book as a class; partly in guided reading, partly me reading to the class.

    Done the same with Fantastic Mr Fox with another class.

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