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No Nonsense Literacy is an online programme that provides learning activities and assessment for a wide range of children's books (fiction, non-fiction and poetry)that model effective and exciting writing. The combination of teaching sequences for writing and assessment support and guidance will meet all your planning and assessment needs.

No Nonsense Literacy: Teaching Sequences

The teaching sequences are a series of detailed learning activities written around high-quality texts that model effective and exciting writing.
Designed to practise and consolidate learning, fire imaginations and introduce new techniques, the sequences incorporate a range of stimulating, hands-on activities to develop reading, writing, speaking, listening and grammar skills as well as comprehensive teacher support and guidance.
Each teaching sequence:
  • is written around a high-quality text that models effective and exciting writing, provides a structure that can be replicated and is worthy of discussion
  • includes a series of detailed learning activities that meet National Curriculum objectives
  • is broken into three logical phases as the children learn about the text, practise writing and finally create an indpependent piece of writing
  • includes objectives and success criteria
  • is downloadable as an editable Word file enabling you to adapt the plan and make it your own
  • includes grammar that can be taught in the context of the text based on best-practise principles from research.

There are currently over 120 teaching sequences for Yrs 1 to 6 with new sequences being added each term.

To purchase No Nonsense Literacy - Teaching sequences and Assessment of Writing - click here and scroll to the  bottom of the page to subscribe.
To purchase teaching sequences on their own click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to choose the subscripiton you would like.
To purchase a single Key Stage, click on the one you would like KS1Lower KS2 or Upper KS2 .
To purchase individual sequences click here and scroll through the pages to find the sequence you would like. 


No Nonsense Literacy: Assessment of writing                                                                                                                   

Assessment of Writing is designed to support teachers in making accurate evidence-based assessments of writing across KS1 and KS2. The range of writing will also support you in establishing expectations for each year group. As the programme follows a similar structure to that of the end of KS1 and KS2 writing exemplifications, you will be able to access samples of annotated writing to show which elements of the curriculum have been demonstrated.
Assessment of writing is:
  • flexible - it provides assessment criteria for Yrs 1 - 6 and can also be used to support any existing assessment systems
  • written to support subject knowledge by identifying aspects of the curriculum in practice
  • annotated to focus on composition, grammar and punctuation and transcription
  • written in ine with curriculum expectations and includes full details of the assessment criteria used by Babcock LDP
  • up-to-date examples of annotated writing per year group are included as well as many unannotated examples. Additional new content will be added each year as part of your subscription

To purchase Assessment of Writing on its own click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to coose the subscription you would like.       


Last updated:12/07/2017 at 18:43

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