that will help you implement Talk for Writing in your school:
Downloadable T4W resources
Video footage online
Pie demonstrating how to use Talk for Writing to teach non-fiction writing from the DVD in Talk For Writing Across the Curriculum.
See video footage of how one teacher has developed the Dr Who material from the book.
Watch Pie performing Mr Zigger & Mr Zagger (aka Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle).
Watch Pie teaching the Little Red Hen.
Watch Pie training Literacy Consultants in how to help children internalise text.
Find more videos
of Pie demonstrating the Talk-for-Writing approach here.
Visit the blog from the Improving Reading and Writing through ICT conference
and watch Pie model shared writing and provide an online writing tutorial for pupils in Bolton.
your pupils to finish the story: On July 3 2012, Pie Corbett held a shared writing session at Plymouth University with the audience. Pie used an
image that was chosen by the physical and virtual audience which was then used for shared writing. Visit the blog and get
your pupils to finish the story. Please get them to add their story as a comment. Good luck!
Talk for Writing
– fiction: The original Talk for Writing fiction resources from the Primary Strategy developed by Pie supported
by Julia Strong, can still be downloaded from the NLS archive. Look around in your school. There should be the related DVDs somewhere.
Talk for Writing – non-fiction: Talk for Writing Across the Curriculum – How to teach non-fiction writing 5-12 years (including DVD) by Pie Corbett and Julia Strong
IWRITE - a CDROM product covers all nonfiction requirements
from year 1 – 6, using talk for writing principles, by Pie Corbett. Available from Cambridge University Press.
Jumpstart! Literacy games and activities for ages 7 -14 by
Igniting Writing: this contains film clips that are writing Master Classes as well as resources from Pie's website:
Jumpstart Poetry by Pie Corbett
Igniting Writing – By Pie Corbett, Sue Palmer and Ann Webley – 2 multimedia
CD-ROMs containing themed sequences across all text types and genres to improve writing skills at key stage 2. This provides
models for writing, toolkits, word/sentence games all enhanced with video clips, images, photos, audio clips – in a
lively, imaginative and dramatic presentation. Nelson Thornes.