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Published in Literacy

Pinker on Drafting

We can all agree that many students find drafting torturous. So how can you persuade them that it really is a necessary step in writing? Steven Pinker has written numerous books on psychology and language and knows a thing or two about drafting. Here’s what he has to say on the topic.

Published in Profiles and Using HOW2s

Matt’s Plenaries

As he looked over his class, Matt Smith, an NQT at Nine Mile Ride primary school in Berkshire, noticed there were too many pupils just coasting during his plenary. This had become a bit of a pattern recently. So he decided to do something about it before his next observation.