Talk for Writing
Talk for Writing Resources
Pie Corbett’s groundbreaking Talk for Writing approach has been successfully used by thousands of schools to teach writing creatively in an engaging way that motivates children. The Talk for Writing approach builds children’s confidence and linguistic ability enabling them to craft their own writing. Designed for busy teachers, Talk for Writing books will help transform children’s writing and attainment across the curriculum.
SPELD NSW offers training in the Talk for Writing program through our Professional Learning Program.
Talk for Writing Textbooks
- Talk for Writing – Across the Curriculum (includes 2 DVDs)
How to teach non-fiction writing to 5-12 year olds, this 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. DVDS include handouts, training and classroom examples with Pie Corbett.
- Talk for Writing – Creating Storytellers and Writers (123 pages, includes 2 DVDs)
For 5-12 year olds, teach children to love writing stories through telling stories as they move from imitation to innovation to independent application. DVDs illustrate all stages of the process and provide detailed training notes to help you use the resource across a school. In addition, there is a wealth of handouts to help you create your own units.
- Talk for Writing – Secondary (256 pages, includes DVD)
How to achieve effective reading, writing and communication across the secondary curriculum. It can be used as a handbook by a literacy coordinator to lead the approach as well as being a source of practical ideas for each subject area. DVD includes handouts, training and examples.
- Talk for Writing in the Early Years (208 pages, includes 2 DVDs)
How to teach story and rhyme, involving families and children 2-5 years. How to put rhyme and story at the heart of your work with children and parents so that young learners' language development and creativity flourishes. DVDS include handouts, training and examples with Pie Corbett.
Talk for Reading
- A Guide To Teaching Reading Across The Primary School (T4R)
This Talk for Reading guide takes you step-by-step through the three stages of the Talk for Reading process that enables children to become strategic readers who can comprehend independently and express their understanding coherently. They not only love reading but can talk or write about texts powerfully. Talk for Reading is not about teaching ‘exam/test reading’, isolated ‘skills’ or ‘strategies’. It is about developing children’s ability to read strategically in order to gain the core purpose from a challenging, quality text. Our focus is on the active engagement of the reader during reading so that links can be made, connections developed and refined in the light of new information, gradually building and shaping a mental model of the text. The book is accompanied by a wide range of online resources, including: • 21 video clips illustrating different aspects of TfR in action • guidance notes to help you use the videos for staff training • downloadable handouts to help you put the process into practice
Talk for Writing Textbooks Jumpstart Books
Jumpstart! Books by Pie Corbett (Talk for Writing) contain imaginative ‘quick-fire’ ideas that could be used as creative warm-ups and starters or developed into lessons. There are over 100 provocative and thought-provoking games and activities, intended to ‘jumpstart’ storytelling, reading and writing in any Key Stage 1, 2 or 3 classroom.
Practical, easy-to-do and vastly entertaining, ‘Jumpstarts’ will appeal to busy teachers in any primary classroom.
- Jumpstart! Poetry (179 pages)
Poetry games, activities and lesson starters for ages 7-12. Jumpstart Poetry is about involving children as creative writers through writing poems. Contains a bank of ideas that can be drawn upon when teaching poetry but also at other times to provide a source for creative writing that children relish.
Talk for Writing – Writing Models
Writing Models aims to help teachers cover every sort of writing type they need including visual and multimodal texts; fine tune lessons by following key teaching points for each model; and deliver the new literacy units to pupils of varying ability using different versions of the same model.
Each book in the series gives you: a bank of easy-to-use, photocopiable models for writing covering poetry, fiction and non-fiction for each year group; key teaching points for each model; simpler and harder examples for differentiation. Teachers who want to cut lesson planning time should welcome this series.