Steve Williams introduces some general strategies to guide writing for thinking and thinking for writing .
Develop skills in reasoning, dialogue and writing
Our reasoning activities are easy-to-use ideas for developing essential reasoning skills. They can be used as starters, dialogue breakout activities and follow-ups. The regular use of reasoning activities contributes to learners’ progress in reasoning, dialogue and writing over time.
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An introduction to writing for ideas and writing for ideas plus expression.
An introduction to i-writing - writing for ideas.
How freewriting and p4c can work together.
Six exercises to introduce the notions of relevance, strength and sense with which to evaluate reasons.
Two activities to explore children's attitudes to questions and to ask them to consider degrees of truth in answers to a question.