Writing Success for Boys -  Book 1 Years 3-4 Cover

Writing Success for Boys - Book 1 Years 3-4

Inspiring and inclusive lessons to engage all boys in the writing process

Boys won't be able to resist the inclusive, purposeful writing programme in Writing Success for Boys, which puts fun and creativity at centre stage. Grounded in the author's unique Bridge to Writing philosophy, this resource, for Years 3 to 4, cleverly connects the dots between boys and literacy, engagement in literacy, the rhythm of learning and master teaching.

Ages: 7-8 | Pages: 56 | Code: 51080 | ISBN: 9781776555383

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Frances Adlam

Frances Adlam, a highly experienced and creative educator and therapist, has 20 years of teaching experience, is considered a “gifted teacher” by many, and for over 15 years has been involved in teaching the arts, creativity, multiple intelligences and working with creatively gifted children. She has lectured in New Zealand and been an adviser for teachers in the aforementioned areas. She is also a published children’s author, a dancer and a playwright. She currently works as an educator and therapist for children in her private practice, Out of the Box, where she specialises in working with children who are on the spectra of dyslexia, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome and autism. Frances has written many resources for Essential Resources, some of which are under her former name, Frances Reed. You can find out more about Frances at www.outofthebox.net.nz.


Let's bring the fun back into writing4
Boys and writing – what works?6
Boy-friendly resources7
Bring writing alive8
The "bridge to writing" philosophy9
Creativity and writing15
Text types17
Why do we teach text types?17
The approach to text types in this book18
Planning a unit around the theme of a multiverse19
Engaging students19
Zoning in19
Independent writing28
Sharing writing31
Planning a unit around the theme of the Pied Piper32
Engaging students32
Zoning in33
Independent writing41
Sharing writing47
Planning a unit around the theme of birds in the environment48
Engaging students48
Zoning in49
Independent writing56
Sharing writing59