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Primary Framework for literacy: Text types

Support for Writing includes guidance on the features of narrative, non-fiction and poetry text types. This new material builds on and extends previous guidance in Grammar for Writing and the progression papers.

The additional detail and new elements are intended to support planning for progression by allowing teachers to link their own planning with the information pathways through the Primary Framework. Each text type category provides direct links to the relevant units for each year group in the PFW.

For each text-type, information is provided on purpose, generic structures, language features and knowledge for the writer. The guidance also includes additional information on range and overlap between text types.

The Narrative text type guidance contains an additional layer of guidance for traditional tales. The generic features of this text type (purpose, generic structures, language features and knowledge for the writer) are previewed in the main narrative grid, but a second level of detail for myths, legends, fairy tales and fables is available in the 'more specific features' chapters.

Overview of text types for the three genres
Narrative Non-fiction Poetry
Science Fiction
Historical fiction
Contemporary fiction
Dilemma Stories
   More specific features
   More specific features
Fairy tales
   More specific features
   More specific features
Traditional tales guidance
Discussion texts
Explanatory texts
Instructional texts
Persuasion texts
Non-chronological reports
Free verse
Visual poems
Structured poems

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  • Primary Framework for literacy: Text types