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Choice and Control in Writing

1 February 2016 - 30 April 2017

PI/s in Exeter: Professor Debra Myhill

CI/s in Exeter: Ruth Flanagan, Dr Susan Jones Dr Ruth Newman, Annabel Watson

Research partners:

Funding awarded: £ 172,163

Sponsor(s): Education Endowment Foundation

About the research

This is an expanded repeat of a project funded by EEF in 2012 which was found to have a whole class impact of 2 months’ progress.  Grammar for Writing is an approach to the teaching of writing which supports young writers in understanding the relationship between the language choices they make and how they shape meanings in their writing.  We call this Choice and Control because that is what it sets out to achieve.

For more information please visit our Grammar for Writing webpages.