Planning for progression across a range of text types

The wide range of text types children experience as readers and listeners provides models of the common features of different kinds of texts. As writers, children can draw on their developing knowledge of these typical textual features.

The knowledge a writer needs about purpose, audience, structures and language features for a particular text type, and the way these ingredients can overlap in a single text, becomes more extensive as children write more demanding and wide-ranging texts.

Planning for progression from year to year across a range of text types can help teachers to ensure that children encounter a rich selection of texts as readers and also learn how different textual elements combine to create effective, appropriate, interesting and engaging texts.

To support teachers in planning for breadth and progression year on year, the information in Support for Writing is grouped in the same way as the Primary Framework units: by Narrative, Non-fiction and Poetry.