Write 2

25th September 1998 at 01:00
Write Away is a competition for pupils aged seven to 11. It is a chance for juniors to find an audience for their writing, to explore new styles and voices - and to win cash prizes.

Autobiographical writing features in the National Literacy Strategy - there is potential for it in each year: letters, stories that raise issues, myths, legends and tales from different cultures. It also has a specific focus in Year 6. The learning suggestions here can be used for the literacy hour, or in other ways.

Shared reading and discussion of texts is appropriate for the literacy hour, as are planning, drafting and group drama. Longer periods will be needed for the full writing process. The National Literacy Strategy suggests extended writing should take place outside the literacy hour. Entry form on page 38

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today