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The Writing Book: A Practical Guide For Teachers



By Sheena Cameron, the Writing Book is a teacher friendly guide to teaching writing at emergent, early and fluent levels. It includes practical information that will support Primary and Lower Secondary school teachers to plan and deliver an effective writing programme.

Chapter 1 provides an overview of the writing process, the teaching approaches in a balanced writing programme, and the traits of effective teachers of writing. This chapter also introduces the idea that effective writers draw on two toolkits: a Knowledge Toolkit (what good writers know) and Skills Toolkit (what good writers do).

Chapter 2 covers The writing classroom

Chapter 3 covers Planning a writing program

Chapter 4 covers Teaching the skills toolkit

Chapter 5 covers Teaching writing

Chapter 6 covers Reviewing, editing and celebrating writing

Content of CD-Rom:

Instructions for making a PDF writable

Folder 1: Support material for students
Folder 2: Support material for teachers
Folder 3: 8 PowerPoints
Folder 4: Exemplar texts for the common text types (from Chapter 5)
Folder 5: Exemplar plans for the common text types (from Chapter 5)
Folder 6: Writing planning sheet (from Chapter 4: PM 1-11)
Folder 7: Photocopy masters 12- 30
Folder 8: Photo bank


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