Teaching creative writing can be incredibly difficult. I’ve discussed some of the issues previously, but the most frustrating I think is when students suggest they
Recent observations from marking transactional writing draw me to the following hypothesis: when students are pushing their working memory to capacity in order to produce
This is the second part of a post about transactional writing and utilising the power of the contrasting subordinator HOWEVER. The first post is here.
This is part 2 of developing grammar knowledge. Part 1 is here. Knowing where to begin a sequence of learning grammar in secondary school is
It is not an accident or platitude that primary school students are taught grammar, and to an impressive degree too. Teaching grammar literally equips students
I’ve talked about the usefulness of and science behind dual coding here, which includes an example of the process on the novella A Christmas Carol.