Why do this project?
Any sportswriter who thinks the world is no bigger than the outfield fence is a lousy writer – Red Smith
I once played a very important squash match when I was 11. It was the Under 12’s East Sussex County Championship, Division Three, Group F, Section B relegation playoff. As I say, very important. I was concentrating so hard on the game that I decided to forget about breathing – it was obviously too much of a distraction. I ended up making myself unconscious as the result. My point is that sport is really important to many people’s lives – particularly children’s. For example, it was Liverpool manager Bill Shankley who famously declared that ‘some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that’. Football, and in fact all sport, is full of drama and stories. A match reporter’s job is to try and share that story.
This class writing project provides you with:
+ Comprehensive teacher notes:
- Suggestions for both year group and whole school writing progression
- Advice for teachers on how to write great mentor texts
- Over 30 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:
- Year 4 purpose and audience writing wheel
- Publishing and performance menu
- An exemplar text
- Idea generation techniques
- Dabbling and drafting advice
- Revision checklist
- Editing checklist
+ Finally, we also provide you with our guide to teaching writing to help you get started.