Working wall - The wall should exemplify the writing process from the 'reading as a writer' stage to the 'nearly finished' stage. Final presentations can be displayed in public areas of the school or in anthologies, portfolios or folders. The wall represents a workshop approach to writing - where the 'tools of the trade' are accessible, and added to, as the process develops. It is a good idea to allow children to make contributions to the wall; post-it notes are an ideal resource for this.
Habitual cycles can cause us to develop a tendency to distrust ourselves. This tends to occur outside our consious awareness. But we cantake control of the process if we understand how it works, and how to deal with it. See the article for more
Writing Worksheet – Editing Checklist (PDF) Editing is such a long and painful process that anything that makes it more bearable is very welcome to me! I designed this checklist to help you break down the steps of polishing your manuscript mess, or if you wish, to send to beta readers to give them some…
I have finally nailed the perfect chicken satay recipe! How long have I been going on about chicken satay? 2, 3 years? Well, possibly about 22 but I haven’t had the blog for that long SO YOU CAN’T PROVE IT! Anyway, after a process of trial and deliciously sticky (pun intended) error, I finally think... Read more