The Writing For Pleasure Centre’s Quick Guide To Teaching Writing: EYFS

This quick guide to teaching writing in the EYFS is exactly that. It will help you teach writing in a way that reflects the 14 principles of effective writing teaching (Young & Ferguson 2021). This includes:

  • How every child can be successful as a writer from their very first day.
  • How to set up a consistent routine for daily meaningful writing.
  • How to introduce writing projects like book-making.
  • How to get your writing instruction just right.
  • How to offer supportive individualised instruction that moves children’s writing forward.
  • Tips on how to get your writers to talk about and share their work together.
  • How to use a writer’s process in the classroom that is developmentally appropriate.
  • Answers to those frequently asked questions.


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