We use shared writing to practise the skills needed for the final outcome. Teachers model the process to show writing in action. We also use modelled writing to explore the writer’s techniques and aspects of grammar so that we can embed grammar in real writing, rehearse short bursts of creative writing, demonstrate the planning process, draft, write, edit and proofread.
There are three stages in this part of the writing process:
My turn: Teacher demonstration
Our turn: This time the teacher is scribing and adding to the shared write
Your turn: This is where the children develop their own skills by experimenting individually. They are given time to work through their ideas, magpie and apply the skills for practice before writing a short burst creative piece. This ensures further opportunities for children to apply techniques before the final outcome.