I’m currently working on the Writing Ladders with a group of schools in Bradford. The idea is to take the three strands of writing – text structure and organisation, sentence structure and punctuation (SSP) and composition and effect and break them down into sub levels. These are being assembled as a PowerPoint presentation. Each page of the presentation shows the breakdown for the strand from one sub level to the next – for example SSP – 3C to 3B. The challenge for teachers involved our media literacy project- which they rose to admirably – was to fill in the gap between the subs levels with ideas for how film could be used to support the move from one sub level to another. The picture below shows one example from the SSP strand.
The full version of the PowerPoint, from level 3C to level 4A can be found under the resources tab above.