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Don't forget to look at the how to guide.
Discussion in 'Primary' started by teacherman2, Jul 22, 2015.
just wondered what people's experiences of this programme were?
The books suggested can be quite good, but I never use the teaching sequences. They are heavily based on drama and speaking/listening but there aren't many links to different text types and there's no development of writing, really.
You could write your own SoW by choosing one fiction book per term, without having to pay for expensive PoR training. You don't even need to buy a whole class set of the book - we buy about half a dozen and use a visualiser to display the pages we want the children to focus on. I never use the same text for guided reading as that would mean some of the mystery of the story would be lost because some groups would be further ahead than others.
Use the new national curriculum for English as a guide to which objectives you want to include over a term and then use the book as a basis to meet these.
Many teachers struggle to believe that you can cover non-fiction writing with a fiction text, but you can: newspaper reports, wiki-style information sheets and booklets, author profiles etc. Of course, the scope for fiction writing is huge: poetry, diary writing, alternative endings, letters, post-cards, playscripts and so on.