Hi all I wondered if anyone could help? I am beginning to question my own teaching capabilities and wondered if this is warranted! I am teaching in Year 1 and have recently been using Pie Corbett's talk for writing. They have written the magic porridge pot and the papaya that spoke, then their own story in that style with new characters,fruits, pots etc. The children have really enjoyed it and have written some fantastic pieces. We then had to assess our children's writing last week. Our assessments were then moderated by an LA advisor who said my judgements were too high. He felt that the children's work was very similar to each others and that I couldn't really give them the levels I had. He then suggested that I assess them on a piece of work which was more independent such as giving them an old key and asking them to write a story about it with no modelling or help in the lesson. Am I wrong to think that this is unfair on my children? Surely we can discuss the work together first, share write a story and then wipe it from the board, then ask them to write their own version? Or am I really out of touch???!! HELP!!