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Oxford School Improvement - Pie Corbett

Pie Corbett

Pie Corbett

Pie Corbett unlocks children’s creativity and writing skills through the art of storytelling. He is also a champion of the importance of teaching grammar in context.

Having worked as a teacher, Head Teacher, lecturer and OFSTED inspector, Pie is also a prolific author and a poet. He is the author of Oxford Reading Tree Stories for Writing.

Pie recognises that the ability to tell a story, together with a strong grasp of how language works, provides a springboard to becoming a good writer.

Explore our grammar, punctuation and spelling resources

Pathways Mastery of Mathematics

Grammar Pathway

A unique four-step system to deliver effective school improvement. Available now on Oxford Owl

Nelson Skills

Watch our short video to find out more about these curriculum proof teaching programmes

Read Write Inc. Spelling

Watch this short sample video from Read Write Inc. Spelling that introduces a Year 3 spelling rule

Read Write Inc. Literacy and Language (PDF)

Find out how grammar is taught in context and through writing in Read Write Inc. Literacy and Language

Big Writing Adventures

Watch our short video to find out more about the writing adventure you could start with your class

Grammar Jargon Buster (PDF)

Download our free Grammar Jargon Buster to get a quick guide to the key terms

Grammar Glossary and Quiz

Use our free interactive Grammar Glossary and Quiz to help your children learn grammar definitions

Writing tips

Follow @OUPPrimary on Twitter for grammar, spelling and writing tips every week

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Creative KS1 and KS2 writing resources and assessment

Professional Development

Bringing writing alive: simple, compound & complex sentences (Video)

Pie looks at sentence patterns and clauses. Along with advice on teaching children how to make language entertaining, whilst writing with rhythm and fluency.

8 min 55 seconds

Handout (PDF)

Case Study

Pie Corbett’s tips and advice on effective grammar teaching (Video)

Pie offers tips and advice to teach grammar successfully. Including suggestions of how to teach grammar in context, getting to grips with word classes and lesson plans.

10 min 14 seconds

Handout (PDF)

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