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The Write Book Booktrust project

This is a very interesting project run by the reading charity Booktrust which (from the report's executive summary):

...supported Year 5 teachers in four primary schools to run whole-of-year-5 writing projects inspired by classic or popular children's books, enabling pupils to respond creatively to high quality children's fiction and nonfiction texts.

The aims of The Write Book included:

These are very familiar aims! It's what we set out to do with Make Our Book. The report continues by sharing learnings, some of which were:

What a great validation of the Make Our Book approach, and good to note that basing writing on a good book is a winner.

Read the full report here.