How to Teach Writing, Spelling and Grammar is a popular Essential Resources book from highly regarded authors Dr Helen Walls (The Writing Teacher) and Dr Christine Braid.
The resource takes an empirical evidence-based approach to teaching writing across primary school years. While it is based on scientific research, the advice is practical and easily transferrable into the classroom. The authors cover the underlying subskills of learning to write – text generation, transcription and self-regulation.
- Transcription skills – Guide for teaching spelling and handwriting.
- Translation skills – Practical recommendations for teaching vocabulary and sentence structure.
- Writing lessons – Presenting the Fast Feedback approach.
- Contexts for writing.
The aim of How to Teach Writing, Spelling and Grammar is to summarise the research evidence relating to the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of teaching writing. The hope is to leave primary teachers confident in their knowledge of writing instruction.