Pie Corbett Talk For Writing

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  • Pie Corbett is an English educational writer and a poet who has written well over two hundred books. He is well known for promoting creative approaches in the classroom and has had a great deal of experience as a teacher, Head teacher and Ofsted Inspector.


  • Written work, esp. with regard to its style or quality
  • (usually plural) the collected work of an author; “the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway’s writings”
  • The activity or occupation of composing text for publication
  • the act of creating written works; “writing was a form of therapy for him”; “it was a matter of disputed authorship”
  • the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); “the writing in her novels is excellent”; “that editorial was a fine piece of writing”
  • The activity or skill of marking coherent words on paper and composing text


  • an exchange of ideas via conversation; “let’s have more work and less talk around here”
  • exchange thoughts; talk with; “We often talk business”; “Actions talk louder than words”
  • discussion; (`talk about’ is a less formal alternative for `discussion of’); “his poetry contains much talk about love and anger”
  • Discuss personal or intimate feelings
  • Have the power of speech
  • Speak in order to give information or express ideas or feelings; converse or communicate by spoken words

pie corbett talk for writing

pie corbett talk for writing – Talk for

Talk for Writing across the Curriculum: How to teach non-fiction writing 5-12 years
Talk for Writing across the Curriculum: How to teach non-fiction writing 5-12 years
“This is a vibrantly practical and engaging book with a solid foundation in research. This book will be an invaluable resource to teachers in both primary and secondary schools.”
Professor Debra Myhill, Associate Dean for Research, College of Social Science and International Studies, University of Exeter, UK
“This is a tremendously rich and exciting book. It is reassuring, in these days when simple views of literacy and its teaching are the only approaches to win official approval, that authors such as Pie Corbett and Julia Strong are able to outline and explore a much more subtle and complex approach.”
Professor David Wray, Director of the Institute of Education, University of Warwick, UK
‘Talk for Writing’ is a proven approach to teaching creative writing that is fun, engaging and motivating for children. Now you can apply this approach to teaching non-fiction writing across the curriculum.
Talk for Writing across the Curriculum shows you how to help children speak the language of non-fiction before they attempt to write it. This is a three-step process using fun, multi-sensory activities. It helps build children’s confidence and linguistic ability to such an extent they are able to create their own writing.
This practical resource offers:
Fully worked, tried and tested examples of how to apply ‘Talk for Writing’ to each non-fiction text type
A wide range of fun, warm-up oral activities such as connective games, Professor Know-It-All, as well as text-based activities such as ‘boxing up’, creating toolkits and ‘magpieing’
Guidance for teachers on how to apply the approach across the curriculum
DVD of Pie Corbett ‘s workshops with teachers showing ‘Talk for Writing’ in action
Video footage of classes engaged in the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach
Advice on how to use the DVD and handouts to train all staff in the approach
Evidence of impact
Talk for Writing across the Curriculum is designed for busy teachers in mind and will help them transform their children’s writing and attainment across the curriculum.

Collin Street Bakery, Corsicana, Texas Historical Marker

Collin Street Bakery, Corsicana, Texas Historical Marker
Opened two blocks north of this site in 1896, by August Weidmann, an immigrant baker from Wiesbaden, Germany, and W. T. McElwee, a local cotton buyer. Combining the talents of a baker whose pride and joy was baking a better cake with the flare of a man whose business ability had a touch of the sensational was a move that resulted in a most unusual and successful business enterprise. One of Weidmann’s few assets was an unknown cake recipe. This was to become the famous original "deluxe fruitcake," today shipped to every state in the United States and to many foreign countries. McElwee, a lover of sports and the theatre, built a rooming house over the bakery in 1906, and invited visiting baseball players, circus performers and vaudeville troupes to stay there. Soon guests were having fruitcakes shipped to friends in remote places. Employees at the bakery during this era recall visits from Will Rogers, Enrico Caruso, John J. McGraw, "Gentlemen Jim" Corbett and many other celebrities. They also recall the day the great circus showman, John Ringling, and many of his famous performers stopped in an ordered Christmas cakes sent to their many friends in distant lands.

Pinkie Pie

Pinkie Pie
7.5" x 7.5" Done on Photoshop Elements.

Pinkie Pie belongs to Hasbro Studios.
I do no own this/plan to make a profit from this sketch. Merely fan art.

pie corbett talk for writing

Jumpstart! Storymaking: Games and Activities for Ages 7-12
Jumpstart! Storymaking is a collection of games and activities to develop the creative process of ‘storymaking’. It focuses upon ‘storytelling for writing’ as well as creating a whole school culture of storytelling, reading and writing. Storymaking is the process of retelling, innovating and creating new stories.
Like the best-selling Jumpstart! Literacy, this book contains imaginative ‘quick-fire’ ideas that could be used as creative warm-ups and starters or developed into lessons. There are over 100 provocative and thought-provoking games and activities, intended to ‘jumpstart’ storytelling, reading and writing in any Key Stage 1, 2 or 3 classroom. Practical, easy-to-do and vastly entertaining, the ‘jumpstarts’ will appeal to busy teachers.