Literacy - Free write
Posted by Mr J Chaffey
In year six, I like to give the children the opportunity to have what we call a free write. This means they can let their writing style and individuality spill out into a story. Sometimes they are given small success criteria to include like using DADWAVERS but generally they can just do what they enjoy and write. They were given four pictures from Pobble 365 and told they need to write a fictional story. They were asked to do some form of planning considering characters, setting and plot before they started writing. It was completely left up to them how they did this though. Lauren went through great lengths to ensure she had a clear plan for her writing. She included descriptions using her senses for the setting, a story map?mountain with a clear outline of the plot and ending and a list of writing techniques that she intends to use. This preparation always help Lauren to have a clear writing outcome for her readers when she has finished. She also likes to take her time and takes great pride in her work.