Why do this project?
Children like the idea of letters. They are full of curiosity about the world, and this is a chance for them to ask the ‘experts’ about any of the things that puzzle them. They’re usually very good at formulating their own personal questions themselves, so probably the only support they’ll need from you during this project is finding an addressee who is likely to be able to give an answer to their query. It’s exciting when the (often local) addressee replies, showing children another powerful and authentic function of writing.
This class writing project provides you with:
+ Comprehensive teacher notes:
- Advice for teachers on how to write great mentor texts
- Over 15 writing study and functional grammar mini-lessons
- Suggested book list for your classroom library
+ You also receive our popular and photocopiable child-facing Genre Booklet which includes:
- Publishing and performance menu
- 2 mentor texts
- Revision checklist
- Editing checklist
+ Finally, we also provide you with our guide to teaching writing to help you get started.