teaching writing

Death by TEEL: Are formulas for writing harmful?

By Lucinda McKnight and Narelle Wood

Teachers in Australia currently experience extraordinary pressures to teach to the test. In this post we want to take a closer look at how that pressure is affecting the teaching of writing.  Tickbox template writing is now sought by external assessors in Australia where the focus is on basic skills and imitation of standardised practices.

Learning to write in Year 1 is vital: new research findings

By Noella Mackenzie

By the time children are eight they can spend up to half their day at school involved in a range of lessons that require them to write. Consequently, children who struggle with writing can be seriously disadvantaged. My colleagues and I decided to investigate what was happening with the teaching and learning of writing in