Published: May 2013
Active Writers is a new and exciting series covering Years 2 to 6, designed to help children become more competent and confident writers. It provides
teachers with a wide range of texts in a variety of genres: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. An exemplar text for each genre is accompanied by an
easy-to-follow lesson plan with differentiation advice.
Active Writers follows a structured approach:
Children are first guided to access the features of the text, recognise the writing skills involved and practice important aspects of language
It is then the children's turn to write in the specific genre. Responding to a related assessment task, learners plan their writing by following
the guide supplied.
Each book contains:
12 fully-planned lessons
An exemplar text for each genre
Independent writing opportunities
A self-assessment checklist
Teacher-pupil discussion producing a record signed by both.
A CD containing a differentiated writing frame for a lower level of ability, the texts and additional resources is supplied with each book.