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  1. Strategy Overview
    Strategy Source
    David Didau

    About the Author
    David Didau taught in English schools for 15 years before becoming a writer, speaker and consultant. He started his award-winning educational blog called 'The Learning Spy'  about teaching and learning in 2011, which has gone on to become one of the UK's most influential educational blogs.

    What is this strategy about?
    At the end of a lesson, activity or topic, you might ask pupils to write something to summarise their learning. You will know that some pupils will write loads and some write very little. This method allows you to control how much they write and scaffold the same task for all pupils.

    How can slowing down writing improve written skills?
    Getting children to slow down their writing and approach each word with attention can improve the quality of writing and also improve handwriting.

    Why do we have initiatives and not modules?
    If you were wondering why we have initiatives rather than the more usual e-learning modules, read our blog to find out why.

    Click here to learn how to encourage children to summarise their learning through essential facts using One-Sentence Summaries.
  2. Choose this strategy if you want to...
    - Set a minimum high standard for pupils’ writing
    - Use literacy overtly to improve outcomes
    - Provide an effective scaffold for all pupils

    Read a case study of how a teacher put this strategy into place, and see the impact it had on their pupils

    Interested in this strategy?
    If you're not already signed up, click here to register for a free account. If you already have an account, click here to choose this strategy as a 6-week initiative. (It only takes 10 minutes to start an initiative!)
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