As a TA in a mixed yr3/4 class I am confused as to what is supposed to happen in the imitate section of the talk4writing process. The teacher I worked with last year used this to act out/ discuss and retell verbally with actions to help. My current teacher does some of this but also wants the children to write the story out themselves independently. A lot of the children automatically want to jump to the innovate stage. I find I'm getting confused and confusing them as well! What should I be encouraging at this stage? As I'm also required to mark the groups I work with I really struggle to add the obligatory comment at the bottom, what should I be looking for?