We've been doing stand alone lessons up until now, following, I believe, the old National Strategy. A word lesson and a sentence lesson every week, and then 4 other text level lessons. No link into the units. It really doesn't work, although the children, oddly, like the lessons - they like just copying out sentences putting in a word or some punctuation - very strange in my opinion as I hated this sort of thing at school! But the point is that they don't seem to put any of it into their own writing, so we've just agreed a revamp - we're going to do it partially as M&O starters, and other then that as a previous poster suggested based on what mistakes they are all making! Much harder to have planning for the term though, so some colleagues not so convinced!!