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Real Writing

Real Writing is a complete writing curriculum for years 1-6, that puts the highest quality model texts at the heart of great literacy teaching.

150 outstanding model texts

Select a year group to download resources to support over 50 weeks of teaching, all of which are mapped against the National Curriculum.


Real Writing Progression Map

Planning next year's writing curriculum?
Download a full progression map for years 1-6, detailing objectives covered in each unit, to ensure complete coverage.

How Real Writing supports excellence

Teach grammar and punctuation in context with creative and powerful model texts, all annotated with key teaching points - and save hours of time on writing your own.

Build brilliant vocabularies. Important tier 2 and tier 3 vocabulary has been included with every model text, helping teachers to deepen children's comprehension throughout the year.

Draw on fully resourced grammar and composition lesson plans for each unit that guide children towards an extended independent writing outcome - with links to other subject areas.

see how it works

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Meet the Series Editor

Real Writing is built on a comprehensive, curriculum-linked framework devised by the literacy consultant Rachel Clarke, which covers the full writing programme of study for Years 1-6.

Rachel's framework includes a detailed brief for each children's author to ensure that every text includes specific vocabulary, grammatical forms and structures, and rhetorical devices - as well as directions around genre and format.

Amazing Authors

Real Writing gives children examples of beautiful, powerful and effective writing from masters of the craft - helping them to produce sophisticated and nuanced work of their own.

Here are just some of the talented writers who have worked on the programme.

Jon Mayhew

Author of Mortlock and the Monster Odyssey, Jon is a much-loved children's writer who knows a lot about the classroom, having also spent 25 years teaching English in schools.

Joshua Seigal

An award-winning poet, Joshua visits schools, libraries and theatres around the country, and you may have spotted one of his critically-acclaimed poetry shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Ross Montgomery

Nominated for the Costa Children's Book of the Year, and the CILIP Carnegie Award, Ross' published works include Midnight Guardians and the popular Finney Island Files series.

Subscribe as a School

Get a whole-school subscription and give every teacher access to all 150 Real Writing teaching units - that's full curriculum coverage and over a year's worth of writing lessons for every year group.