Writing For Pleasure research and further reading

Publications based upon the Writing For Pleasure pedagogy

Books


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

  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2022) The Education Endowment Foundation’s Improving Literacy In KS2 Guidance Report: Our Review And Implications For Teaching Writing [LINK]
  • Young, R., (2021) What does a knowledge-based writing curriculum involve? [LINK]
  • Young, R., (2021) Developing Children’s Talk For Writing [LINK]
  • Young, R., (2021) How Important Is Talk For Writing? [LINK]
  • Young, R., (2021) The DfE’s Reading Framework: Our Review And Implications For Teaching Writing [LINK]
  • Counter, E., (2021) Reluctant Writers: Where Do We Start? [LINK]
  • Ferguson, F., (2021) Are you for real? Bringing purpose and authenticity into the writing classroom for Teach Reading & Writing magazine [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2021) The research on handwriting [LINK]
  • Young, R., Ferguson, F., (2021) What can we learn from Writing for Pleasure teachers? Primary Matters (2) pp.21-25 [LINK]
  • Young, R., (2021) The rights (and responsibilities) of the child writer [LINK]
  • Young, R., (2021) Writing is one of the best ways to teach reading… [LINK]
  • 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

  • Vann, I., (2021) The power of children requesting their own writing lessons [LINK]
  • Hayden, T., (2021) Speedy Books: making planning authentic [LINK]
  • Hayden, T., (2021) Calling at the Writing Station [LINK]
  • Hayden, T., (2021) The benefits of building a class library of children’s own writing [LINK]
  • Stephenson, M., (2021) Opening the door to Writing For Pleasure [LINK]
  • Philips, S., (2021) Peer-to-peer writing conferences [LINK]
  • Hayden, T., (2021) Building a writing lesson achieve [LINK]
  • Schoenborn, A., (2021) This I believe – Digital storytelling [LINK]
  • Hayden, T., (2021) Writing with the family – sofa scribbling, duvet drafting & dinner-time dabbling! [LINK]
  • Izibili, N., (2021) An idea of his own [LINK]
  • 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

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., Hayden, T., Vasques, M. (2021) Writing for pleasure goes online Seminar presentation Literacy and Online Education: From Technology to Critical Thinking FELA Conference 2021
  • 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
  • Ferguson, F. (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 [LINK]
  • 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

  • Morris, P. (2022) Creative Writers in a Digital Age Swedish Teenagers’ Insights into their Extramural English Writing and the School Subject of English 10.13140/RG.2.2.21988.24967 [LINK]
  • Wray, D. (2021) I was never much good at writing: Trainee Teachers’ Attributions in Writing, Research in Teacher Education, 11 (1), pp. 30-36 [LINK]
  • Hayden, T., (2021) Agency in a Year 4 Writing For Pleasure classroom: Influencing their own instruction and co-developing product goals for a memoir class project Unpublished dissertation University of East London [LINK]
  • 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
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