Inspire great writing

A complete writing curriculum that puts high-quality model texts at the heart of outstanding literacy teaching

Access all 100 units of work with a school subscription to Plazoom.

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Why Real Writing?

Real Writing is a comprehensive whole school writing programme that is built on a cohesive curriculum-linked framework devised by literacy consultant Rachel Clarke. There are 100 units of work across Years 1-6 all starting with a high-quality model text written by an experienced children’s author. Each unit provides you with a complete teaching sequence divided into three clear phases: familiarisation; teaching and rehearsing; and application. Two discrete, fully resourced grammar and composition lessons are also included, and key tier 2 and tier 3 vocabulary is highlighted throughout.

How it works

Model great writing with high-quality texts written by celebrated children's authors

Ensure rapid progress with exciting cross-curricular themes and topics

Deliver effective literacy lessons with easy-to-follow teaching sequences

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Discover why teachers love Real Writing

“I've just downloaded The Diary of a Fossil Hunter [Real Writing] and am very excited to examine the many resources included. A great time saver!”

- Fiona Byrn, Y3 Teacher

“I have used How to care for Your Pet - a Year 5 Writing unit. We found that the children in our mixed Year 5/6 class were very engaged with the Plazoom resources and were eager to write. The structure of the planning was easy to use and the self assessment mark sheet as well as the margin bookmark plan, really helped our children to produce a clear, sequential piece of writing. I would certainly recommend this resource for both time saving and knowing that children will make progress.”

- Neil Bardsley, Head Teacher

“I think the resources are excellent - I particularly like the range of different examples of model texts and how they can be used (including annotated), the word mats to scaffold pupils who may need further support, the visual appeal of the resources and the fact that vocab, grammar and writing have been covered.”

- Sarah Prest, Deputy Headteacher

How to access all 100 Real Writing Units for your school

With a school membership to Plazoom you and your colleagues will have access to all 100 units of Real Writing to inspire outstanding writing across KS2.

Download your FREE Real Writing unit

Take a closer look at how Real Writing could transform writing in your school with sample units from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Assessment sheets | high quality model text | teachers notes and detailed lessons | activity sheets | vocabulary card | inspiring images | display resources


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