This unit of work is based on The Tear Thief by Carol Ann Duffy. The tear thief creeps around at night before bedtime, silently stealing the tears of crying children. What could possibly be the reason for her collecting all these tears?
Short writing opportunities:
What is a Stepping Stone?
Stepping Stones are our short term literacy plans for teachers which introduce our text-based mastery approach to writing.
Each plan comprises 15 sessions to teach a small number of key writing skills from the national curriculum. Throughout the unit of work, pupils are given the opportunity to repeatedly practise these skills through meaningful short pieces of writing linked to the text. This builds towards a final extended writing task in which pupils can apply the skills with confidence and independence.
These plans will give you a flavour of our more comprehensive, award-winning writing programme Pathways to Write.
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