Rapid Writing is a different approach to writing catch-up. Ideal for use with small groups or for one-to-one support, it's perfect for helping close the attainment gap in writing. Created by expert authors, you can be reassured that the progression is spot on and will help children succeed across the whole curriculum.
"One of the really wonderful things about Rapid Writing is that the materials are so motivational. They are very fun...very bright...laid out beautifully, they give children opportunities to have a practice before they do the real thing." – Linda Christiansen, SENCO, Wantage Primary School
Rapid Writing is designed to support children aged 7–11 years who are working within National Curriculum levels P8 to 3C. You can review the Rapid Writing Levels and how they correspond to the Rapid Reading Stages in the descriptors guide which is part of every Teaching Guide. You will also find descriptors to help progression and assessment.
The Rapid Writing materials are designed to be used with small groups of children during a 30-minute guided writing session. Each session is based around one writing Log page. The page is bright and enticing, and provides a scaffold for children’s writing.
Every unit in Rapid Writing follows the same format. During the 30-minute session, children practise all the elements of the writing process, from handwriting and spelling to constructing and punctuating sentences, and ensuring that their sentences link for continuity. They will be rehearsing all the skills necessary for creating an extended piece of writing when back in the classroom.
The teaching guide includes step-by-step lesson plans, which can be used together with the Rapid Writing pupil workbooks.
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