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Purpose-based writing

Juliet Twist

Juliet Twist of the New Zealand Council for Educational Research responds to a question from Juliet Pendleton of Pt Chevalier School: "Given that the move towards purpose-based teaching for writing seems to mean a heavier reliance on ‘just in time’ teaching, will children still make steady progress towards achieving National Standards? If children only receive small chunks of tight, focused teaching on a genre relating to a purpose, rather than longer periods focusing on the features of a particular genre and allowing for substantial consolidation, can we be confident that students will still achieve the same progress?"

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