- Boxing Clever – for the youngest / least able in a Primary school. Alan will model how he teaches Nursery and Reception pupils, starting with oracy and developing into writing. An ideal ‘game’ to develop ‘story sense’. Boxing Clever is valid for pupils up to (old) Level 3 – Level 4 cusp. Alan will also explain how Boxing Clever can be adapted for use in KS2 and across the curriculum. Of any of Alan’s ideas, Boxing Clever has had one of the biggest impacts internationally.
- Meaningful target setting for ALL pupils – with Alan’s Visual Talk/Writing Target cards.
- Effective punctuation and how to develop contextualised use of sentence types with ideas from Alan’s best-selling publications, Get Your Head Around Punctuation (… and how to teach it!) and Writing Exciting Sentences: Age 7 Plus and A Second Book of Exciting Sentences (Peat/Sullivan)
- Creating a multi-sensory story setting
- Transformational Response – looking at adapting and extending young writers with ideas using a familiar text, with a range of ideas from Alan’s book 50 Ways to Retell a Story: Cinderella
- How to start and end stories
- The importance of dilemma
- Better characterisation
- Motivating the most reluctant writers – including boys
- Word games to develop a love of literacy
- Using ICT in the classroom to motivate the reluctant writer – including boys
Session Three & Four:
The most effective non fiction approach
(from Alan Peat and Mat Sullivan’s new book The Ultimate Guide To Non-Fiction Writing: The Whole School Approach)
Standardising the language used across the school to describe the different non-fiction genres. With BRAND NEW ideas from Alan and Mat Sullivan’s book on non-fiction.
Alan will cover:
- Sentence-making games for the youngest / less-able older pupils
- Newspaper articles / journalistic writing
- Persuasive writing
- Recount / report writing with advice on how to apply the approach to all genres