In Teaching Writing – How Important Is It That Teachers Be Writers Too?


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This post was originally written in 2016.

When planning for this blog, I wrote down the following bullet points:

  • Do teachers write and share an exemplar text of the very thing they expect children to go on and write?
  • Do teachers take part in the writing processes when they write? If so, do they share their process with their class? For example, do they show them pages from their notebook? Their plans, drafts, revisions, proof-reading and their final publications?
  • Do teachers share hints and tips from their own writing process with their pupils?
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