Writing For Pleasure research and further reading

Publications based upon the Writing For Pleasure pedagogy

Books

Young, R., (2019) What is it ‘Writing For Pleasure’ teachers do that makes the difference? University Of Sussex: The Goldsmiths’ Company

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Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2021) Writing For Pleasure: theory, research and practice London: Routledge

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Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2020) Real-World Writers: a handbook for teaching writing with 7-11 year olds London: Routledge

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Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2021) Writing For Pleasure (Ed) McDonald, R., Inspiring Primary Learners: insights and inspiration across the curriculum London: Routledge

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Professional Articles & Blogs

  • Creighton, S., (2021) Our second teachers’ writing group [LINK]
  • Young, R., Birchall, L., (2021) Developing a sincere writing curriculum in KS1 [LINK]
  • Creighton, S., (2021) Our first teachers’ writing group [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2021) Focus on writing for pleasure in primary schools National Education Union [LINK]
  • Young, R., (2021) A love letter to genre teaching [LINK]

  • Islam, S., (2020) That’s the way I work: One child’s experience of a Writing For Pleasure pedagogy [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2020) Issues with the book planning approach and how they can be addressed [LINK]
  • Hayden, T., (2020) Writing from the heart Educate Magazine [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2020) Why effective writing instruction requires a writer-teacher [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2020) They won’t have anything to write about: the dangers of believing pupils are ‘culturally deprived’ [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2020) What makes children want to write? Teaching Reading & Writing 12 46-47 [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2020) What the research says: the most effective ways to improve children’s writing [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2020) How writing approaches built on using stimuli are damaging children’s writing development [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2020) Response to the National Literacy Trust’s survey of children’s writing under lockdown [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2020) What if almost everything we thought about writing was wrong? [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2020) The common misconceptions of ‘Writing For Pleasure’ debunked [LINK]
  • Ferguson, F., (2020) Are you a planner, adventurer or a vomiter? Teach Reading & Writing [LINK]
  • Young, R., (2020) Putting literature back into children’s hands Teach Reading & Writing [LINK]
  • Young, R., (2020) Writing at the kitchen table [LINK]
  • Hayden, T., (2020) Writing For Pleasure with my class under lockdown [LINK]
  • Harris, B., (2020) The book crafting child [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2020) Creating a ‘Writing For Pleasure’ pedagogy: one teacher’s practice English 4-11 69 pp.2-5 [LINK]
  • Young, R., (2020) Writing For Pleasure Journal of Innovate Teaching School Partnership 7 pp.45-48 [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2020) UKLA Viewpoints: Writing Leicester: UKLA [LINK]
  • Phillips, S., (2020) 5 ways I promote a love of writing in the classroom Teach Primary article [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2020) What do I do when my class hates writing? [LINK]

  • Ferguson, F., (2019) How to teach greater depth writing in Primary Teach Primary article [LINK]
  • Fidler, L., (2019) A writer-teacher’s reflection on her process and writer-identity [LINK]
  • Hendry, B., (2019) There is little success where there is little laughter. Writing jokes [LINK]
  • Lane, M., (2019) Teachers developing their writing for pleasure [LINK]
  • Payne, B., (2019) Creative writing is an essential skill for our children, not a nice-to-have [LINK]
  • Valley, K., (2019) I think…that all teachers should do this so they can learn new stuff like us [LINK]
  • Walker, J., (2019) When teachers are writers [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2019) Webinar: What is it ‘Writing For Pleasure’ teachers do that makes the difference? [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2019) 10 ways to make every child a writer Teach Primary article [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2019) Make writing enjoyable for better pupil outcomes Primary School Management article [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2019) Literacy: inspiring pupils’ writing Headteacher Update article [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2019) Writing For Pleasure and the new Ofsted framework [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2019) Do approaches which teach reading and writing together improve children’s writing? [LINK]

  • Phillips, S., (2018) Am I a teacher-writer? [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2018) How memoir writing can produce children’s best work Teach Primary article [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2018) How to run a good pupil conference Teach Primary article [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2018) What exactly is a writer-teacher? Teach Primary article [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2018) The sea of writing English 4-11 64 pp.17-20 [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2018) How to get the most out of ‘Free-Writing Friday’ [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2018) 50 ways children can improve their writing [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2018) The 29 rights of the child writer [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2018) Writing tests are not the answer you’re looking for [LINK]

  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2017) The writing framework: How it is possible to assess writers and not just the writing [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2017) Is the trick in the publishing? Reflecting on why the children are writing with such care & attention [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2017) How we created self-regulating writers & the improvements we have seen [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2017) Teaching writing: What actually is authentic & meaningful writing? [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2017) Give a class ‘one’ book to write through and you’ve taught them for a day. teach them how to use ‘any’ book and you’ve taught them for a lifetime [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2017) Teaching the writing process is the best way to improve children’s writing [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2017) If in doubt, circle it out! How to create a class of independent spellers [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2017) From The Victorian To Gove To Greening: How Far Has The English Curriculum Really Come? [LINK]

Action Research: Examples Of Practice

  • Vasques, M., (2021) I’m a writer too! [LINK]
  • Hayden, T., Vasques, M., (2021) “Anyone wanna collab?” Personal writing projects go online [LINK]
  • Walker, N., (2021) Writing with some pupils in my Year One class [LINK]

  • Ferguson, F., (2020) Writing and using a mentor text [LINK]
  • Schoenborn, A., (2020) Literacy Journeys: Reflecting on the Past to Create Future Goals [LINK]
  • Bean, B., (2020) Alert To Writing: I Could Write About That! [LINK]
  • Hayden, T., (2020) ‘Mr Hayden! How do writers start their stories?’ [LINK]
  • Hayden, T., Vasques M., (2020) The meaning of a life: Authentic biography writing at home [LINK]
  • Locke, A., Smith, C., Walsh, C., Baldwin, L., & Rooke, J., (2020) Student-teachers becoming writer-teachers [LINK]
  • Bean, B., (2020) Ten minutes a day – a writer I’ll stay [LINK]
  • Whittick, L., (2020) Write a little – share a little [LINK]
  • James, S., (2020) Let’s make a ‘Guess Who?’ book! Writing character descriptions in Year Two [LINK]
  • Harris, B., (2020) That’s MY book [LINK]
  • Harris, B., (2020) Author’s chair [LINK]
  • Hayden, T., (2020) No more draft-dodging [LINK]
  • Vasques, M., (2020) Setting up personal writing projects in KS1 [LINK]
  • Vasques, M., (2020) Writing like a writer in the classroom [LINK]

  • Hayden, T., (2019) Persuasive letters: straight from the heart [LINK]
  • Phillips, S., (2019) Writing rivers [LINK]
  • Phillips, S., (2019) Launching a school magazine [LINK]
  • Young, R., (2019) Creating our own publishing houses [LINK]
  • Young, R., (2019) Advocacy journalism: writing for charity [LINK]
  • Young, R., (2019) Everyone’s an expert [LINK]
  • Young, R., (2019) Ideas heart: getting to the heart of it [LINK]
  • Young, R., (2019) Finding the diamond moment [LINK]
  • Young, R., (2019) How’s it going? Getting started with pupil-conferencing [LINK]
  • Young, R., (2019) Can we do some dabbling? Reading and writing connecting [LINK]
  • Walker, J., (2019) Sharing our perceptions of writing [LINK]

Papers

  • Ferguson, F. (2021) The pursuit of world-class writing teaching Key note presentation Learning, Invention and Creativity: Rethinking Local, And Global Education 2021
  • Ferguson, F. (2021) Children writing non-fiction with heart and voice Seminar presentation UKLA National Conference 2021
  • Young, R., (2021) What do world-class writing teachers do that makes the difference? Seminar presentation UKLA National Conference 2021
  • Ferguson, F., (2021) What does it mean to ‘write for pleasure’? Keynote presentation UKLA National Conference 2021
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2019) What is it ‘Writing For Pleasure’ teachers do that makes the difference? Seminar presentation UKLA International Conference 2019 Sheffield
  • Young, R., (2019) What is it ‘Writing For Pleasure’ teachers do that makes the difference? Seminar presentation Learning For The Future Conference 2019 Dubai
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2018) How can we free children to write with pleasure, power and empowerment? Seminar presentation UKLA International Conference 2018 Cardiff
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2018) What is ‘Writing For Pleasure’? Keynote presentation UKLA Writing For Pleasure Conference 2018 Canterbury
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2017) Why aren’t we teaching children to write? Seminar Presentation UKLA International Conference 2017 Glasgow

Other publications related to Writing For Pleasure

  • Green, J., Steber, K. (2021) The Evolution of an Elementary Writing Workshop: Fostering Teacher Efficacy and Authentic Authorship in Young Writers Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education 10:1 Article 3 [LINK]
  • UKLA (2021) Literacy in Early Education Leicester: UKLA [LINK]
  • Kokotsaki, D. (2021) Pupils’ views about their learning in writing: a qualitative study of a primary school in the North East of England, Education 3-13, DOI:10.1080/03004279.2020.1849342 [LINK]
  • Taylor, L., Clarke, P., (2020) We read, we write: reconsidering reading-writing relationships in primary school children Literacy [LINK]
  • Skårnes, K. (2020) Teachers’ views and methods for motivating students to write in English Unpublished dissertation The Arctic University of Norway [LINK]
  • Gusevik, R. (2020) Writing for Pleasure and the Teaching of Writing at the Primary Level: A Teacher Cognition Case Study Unpublished dissertation University of Stavanger [LINK]
  • Winter, N. (2019) An intervention study to investigate the effects of regular whole class free choice writing and sharing sessions on young children’s attitudes towards writing Unpublished dissertation Oxford Brookes University [LINK]
  • Chamberlain, L. (2018) Inspiring Writing In Primary Schools (2nd Ed) London: Routledge