Prescriptive Learning

Prescriptive Learning

The linked article underscores the problem with the present direction of travel for writing in Key Stage 2, which many teachers feel is not only complex, unwieldy and hugely time-consuming but is so prescriptive that creativity, enjoyment and freedom are markedly reduced. Instructing children that in order to reach a certain standard they need to engineer their writing to include modal verbs, noun phrases and adverbials is not teaching writing. It is the equivalent to believing you are helping a child learn to paint by telling them they need to include three splashes of red, two of green and between them both a splash of purple. Wouldn’t giving children a full palette of colours, whereby they have the freedom to experiment, change and improve be a better approach? We certainly believe so at Love Teaching Writing with each pack linked to engaging works of English literature and a range of speaking, listening and writing tasks which immerse the child in a particular theme. Whatever your requirements, if you want to make a real difference in the standard of writing for your pupils, try one of our packs today.

Link:

https://michaelt1979.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/some-clarity-on-ks2-writing-moderation-but-not-a-lot/



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