Writing: demonstration and modelling

Primary History article

By Nuffield Primary History Project, published 23rd July 2012

Pupils' historical writing can take thousands of different forms, for example, an advert, comic, magazine article, love letter, short story, exam essay, poster or account of a castle visit. For pupils to compose in any genre they must understand and assimilate the genre's skeletal framework, its mode, tenor, field - pp. 13-15.

Demonstration and Modelling

Teacher demonstration and modelling of the genre is a powerful teaching idea that empowers pupils to write. Demonstration can involve joint teacher and pupil...

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