Talk for Writing in Nursery

In Nursery we have been reading the story ‘Rosie’s Walk.’ The children listened to the story whilst we drew a story map together. Actions were given to each part of the story. The children repeated it everyday until they could read the story independently by following the story map. At the writing table we drew our own story maps and they were displayed on the wall. ‘Talk for Writing’ is powerful because it enables children to imitate language they need for a particular topic orally before reading and analysing it and then writing their own version. Next week we will make up our own stories and go on a new adventure.