Price is subject to VAT. Approximate course running time, 2 hours 15 minutes.

This research-based course will aid teachers in supporting pupils working below age-related expectations in writing and closing gaps in writing. Each module provides practical strategies that will have significant impact on pupil attainment.


  1. Course introduction - EEF Improving Literacy at KS1: Writing
  2. Resources to download

Module 1: Prewriting activities to support oracy

  1. Introduction
  2. Prewriting activities to support oracy
  3. Drama activities and structures

Module 2: Vocabulary development

  1. Introduction
  2. Vocabulary development
  3. Vocabulary activities

Module 3: Identifying audience and purpose for writing

  1. Introduction
  2. Resources to download
  3. Features and conventions of writing
  4. Exploring diary writing

Module 4: Modelling the five stages of writing

Module 5: Developing effective transcription skills

  1. Spelling introduction
  2. Resources to download
  3. Best practice for teaching spelling
  4. Handwriting introduction
  5. Best practice for teaching handwriting

Module 6: Practising sentence construction

  1. Introduction
  2. Developing sentence structure

Module 7: Editing and Proof-reading

  1. Introduction
  2. Proof-reading
  3. Editing

Module 8: Pupil self-assessment

  1. Developing pupil self-assessment

Next steps

  1. Next steps
  2. Course evaluation

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