Extended Writing = Extending Knowledge

Extended Writing = Extending Knowledge

So often we are so proud of our students, we complete mini plenaries, AFL and targeted questions based on the content we have delivered, and they respond in detail, with accuracy and confidence. And then we ask them to write it down (the exam board won’t accept verbal answers after all), and sometimes that’s where it all goes to pot. The wave of emotion washes over us and can sometimes rid that feeling of pride and leave us feeling a little dispirited.

What is it that students find so hard, translating spoken words into written?

I find this can be the hardest challenge.

To combat this, and keep the flow of knowledge going, I embed a paragraph structure that fits perfectly alongside Edusites prompts on written tasks:

Extended Writing = Extending Knowledge

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