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Give a class ‘one’ book to write through and you’ve taught them for a day. Teach them how to use ‘any’ book and you’ve taught them for a lifetime.

This piece originally appeared on the Literacy For Pleasure blog, which is written by the series creators of Power English: Writing, Ross Young and Phil Ferguson.  

Watch the videos below featuring S.F. Said and Michael Rosen on the topic of writing!

World Book Day 2019: Writing for Pleasure

Walk into any primary school playground on World Book Day and you'll see an amazing array of costumes, reflecting the huge variety of children's reading choices. Ross Young and Phil Ferguson, the series creators of Power English: Writing, reflect on how we can bring that variety and choice into the writing classroom.

We have entitled our article after the saying that: you give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day - teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. That is what we have tried to achieve through our own approach to the idea of traditional 'Book Planning' or 'Novel Study'.Ever since reading The Reader In The Writer, we have always advocated for children using books of their choice to inform their writing. There is no greater joy than showing children that through literature we can take and find connections from our own lives - either real or imagined. This is exactly what our favourite writers do - so why not teach children to do it too?

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Out blog post on how to help children write independent 'assessable' pieces every day

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