Teaching writing strategies

Marian Nicolazzo, Noella Maree Mackenzie

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In this chapter, the authors share a number of strategies that teachers can use to teach young writers what they need to learn. Importantly, we consider the teaching of the authorial and secretarial aspects of writing, both independently and as complementary processes as children learn to write. The strategies introduced offer differing levels of support from the teacher and broadly fall into four categories: modelled writing strategies,shared writing strategies, guided writing strategies and strategies to support independent writing. The chapter pays particular attention to Draw, Talk, Write, Interactive Writing and mentor texts as powerful strategies for teachers to use in the early years of school.Further discussion of how these strategies may be adjusted for children who are finding learning to write more challenging than most is provided in Chapter 13.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding and supporting young writers from birth to 8
EditorsNoella M. Mackenzie, Janet Scull
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781315561301
ISBN (Print)9781138674448
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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