At Maramba Primary School, when writing, students are able to express their thoughts and ideas in print, whilst working with teachers to improve their spelling, punctuation, grammar, vocabulary and editing skills. Teachers will explicitly teach and model different text types to the students in each writing lesson, then provide time for the students to undertake independent practise of these writing skills with guidance, support and individual teaching strategies. Students then have the opportunity to reflect on their learning, share with partners or the whole class. Students have many opportunities to speak in front of the class, contribute to class discussion, ask questions and research utilising the internet. Writing is often incorporated into our inquiry areas of learning, such as History, Geography and Science. Students will practise their writing skills for real and purposeful means, via researching, reading, writing and reporting on their learning in these other areas of the curriculum.
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