The Write Book

This programme is no longer running.

The Write Book was a project for Year 5 teachers run by BookTrust and funded by the Arts Council from 2013-2015.

It supported teachers in four primary schools to run whole-of-year-5 writing projects inspired by classic or popular children's books, enabling pupils to respond creatively to high quality children's fiction and nonfiction texts. The schools chose 'The Write Book' for their school: one that they thought would inspire children to enjoy writing.

Children taking part in The Write Book

  • The aims of The Write Book were:
  • Increasing teachers' confidence in teaching creative writing
  • Increasing teachers' knowledge of children's books
  • Raising pupils' attainment in writing at Year 5
  • Increasing pupils' enjoyment of writing at Year 5
  • Making cross-curricular links for writing
  • Linking reading and writing

BookTrust supported teachers to create engaging writing projects based on the book of their choice. This involved coming together at a number of Teacher Inspiration Days to share good practice and work with well-known children's writers to inspire ideas. Teachers then formulated a plan for the project, ran it in school and captured their successes and challenges in case studies. As a result of their projects over two academic years, many schools implemented long-term reading and writing strategies using books as a focus for writing.

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