Talk for Writing Across the Curriculum is a bestselling resource which has been fully updated, putting formative assessment at the heart of the Talk for Writing process and showing how to help children love writing across the curriculum.


By helping children speak the language of non-fiction in a fun engaging way before they attempt to write, the Talk for Writing approach builds children's confidence and linguistic ability enabling them to craft their own writing.


In the new edition, this practical resource offers:


• fully worked, tried and tested examples of how to apply Talk for Writing to each non-fiction text type


• a wide range of fun activities helping children internalise how to express and link text effectively


• a process that co-constructs learning so that children learn how to structure text and create toolkits of key ingredients


• guidance for teachers in England on how to apply the approach across the primary curriculum


• 2 DVDs including new footage of Pie Corbett demonstrating Talk for Writing and new footage of classes engaged in the approach

• advice on how to use the DVD and handouts to train all staff in the approach

• evidence of impact from cold to hot tasks

Designed for busy teachers, Talk for Writing across the Curriculum will help transform children's writing and attainment across the curriculum.


"It is exciting to see how all the best ideas and findings in education are converging, evidenced in this latest 'up-to-the-minute' excellent publication."

Shirley Clarke, Formative Assessment Expert, UK


"It is so refreshing to see suggestions for teaching to bring elements of language together, especially when done in such an entertaining and engaging way. This new edition makes a 'classic' even better."

David Wray, Emeritus Professor, University of Warwick, UK 


"This book celebrates the importance of talk in becoming and growing as a writer. An invaluable resource for primary school teachers!"

Debra Myhill, Professor of Education at the University of Exeter, UK

Talk for Writing Across the Curriculum, with 2 DVDs

  • By Pie Corbett and Julia Strong

    Includes 2 DVDs to illustrate the process

    Published by Open University Press 2017

    Previous edition 2011

    ISBN: 9780335226887


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