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Mr Benn and the Anatomy of Extended Writing


Me and Mr Benn

I was born in 1975, and the cult children’s animation Mr Benn was part of my childhood. I must have watched re-runs, since the only series made (which consisted of a paltry 13 episodes) was first aired in 1971. 1,406 more words

Teaching And Learning

Ideas for embedding blogging into writing

Blogging is a fantastic tool to engage writers by providing real purpose and audience. There are also lots of ways you can use strategies which work in the classroom on blogs everyday. 396 more words

Approaching creative writing for Edexcel IGCSE

This s designed to support student sin their writing rather than to “teach” techniques. It focuses on the idea that range and variety is paramount and includes a link to the brilliant Triptico Slow Writing web page. 20 more words

IGCSE Support


Writing takes time. The world, it appears, does too.


It's Conference Time!

On Friday I will be heading to the Southern California Writers’ Conference. Two and half days of learning about writing craft and business.  Two and half days of spending more time with adults than children. 228 more words


Slow writing – Getting students to really think about what they’re putting on paper.

Slow writing has been doing the rounds on twitter for a little while now, and as someone who used to teach English as well as my first love History, I saw in it that sacred crossover of two subjects, and more importantly skills. 200 more words

Differentiation And Challenge