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At Spring Gardens Primary School, we teach children to write using the Talk for Writing approach which was developed by Pie Corbett. The Talk for Writing method enables children to imitate orally the language they need for a particular topic, before reading and analysing it, and then writing their own version. Talk for Writing has three stages - ImitationInnovation and Independent Application. The approach moves from dependence towards independence, with teachers using shared and guided teaching to develop children’s ability to write creatively and powerfully.