Thanks to people who have responded to my posts with questions previously. I have two questions, I hope some people can give some thoughts. Firstly, where I am teaching, the writing sequence is that children write a small part of a piece each day. For example, in a story, over two weeks, the children would write the setting, describe some characters, write a build-up, a dilemma and a resolution. They would do each of these on a different day, and correct according to my marking. They then do a 'final draft' where they go back and copy over everything they have done, corrections included. I am wondering if anyone can give any insight as to whether this is standard practice? My query around it is, if the 'final draft' is just a copying exercise, how do I ever have the opportunity to assess the children for 'independent work'. My second question is just a general one - I am trying to model the writing I want the children to produce in the lesson, but finding it hard to feel like I am striking the correct balance between showing them what to do and them having the opportunity to be creative themselves - especially as some children are practically copying the model. Although again, is this just what has to happen in LKS2? Thanks in advance for any thoughts.