Dorothy Latham includes ideas for sound and easy ongoing assessment of writing and shows how certain strategies can improve children's progress in writing.

Basic Strategies for Extending and Enhancing Self-Generated Writing

Basic strategies for extending and enhancing self-generated writing

Sequence, Elaboration, Focus and Enrichment

Composition and review – Sequencing – Elaboration and economy – Focusing -Enrichment and exploration – Chapter summary – Teacher activity

Composition and Review

Composing incorporates assembling ideas, shaping them and presenting them, but intimately involved in the shaping process is the concept of review. This is the third of Beard's components of writing: composition, transcription and review (Beard, 2000). Review is not necessarily something you do at the end of a piece of writing, it can be part of restructuring at an earlier point in the writing than the final polishing and proof-reading, and it is integral to the creative process of self-generated writing. Review is re-reading to ...

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