Leyburn, North Yorkshire 8.7.2017 On Saturday morning, July 8, I joined the Leyburn writing group for their last meeting this academic year.
There are eight teachers from local primary schools and a cross-phase consultant. They have free-written and shared for six months, attending to and valuing each others’ distinctive writing voices and views.
This has fostered, reassured and strengthened creative identity. Some have started to adapt and apply similar strategies in years 5 and 6 – and found the young writers receptive and engaged.
The group has particularly enjoyed collaborative…
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