I have downloaded the talk for writing document from the national standards website and searched a little on here but still had a few questions. I teach year 2 and am looking for ways to improve the quality of writing that the children produce. From what I have read the approach I am currently using is similar to the 'talk for writing' but I would like more ideas and perhaps a little more structure. I am probably going to need to pay for any resources myself so would like to know which resources you think would be most useful to a year 2 class. Resources I am currently looking at: The works KS1 - poetry http://www.amazon.co.uk/Works-Key-Stage-1/dp/0330439472/ref=sr_1_55?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263408130&sr=1-55 The bumper book of storytelling KS1 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bumper-Story-Telling-Writing-Stage/dp/0955300800/ref=sr_1_53?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263408130&sr=1-53 Story teller KS1 - is this any good the thought of the gingerbread man doesn't really inspire me.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Storyteller-Teacher-Resource-Ages-Teachers/dp/140710067X/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263409221&sr=1-18 I assume that as the jumpstart books all state 7-12 they are more suited to KS2? Also any recommendations for resources for non-fiction writing for year 2 would be gladly received. Thanks.