What is a writing frame?

What is a writing frame?
Your child will be taught to use a writing frame to help them set out stories they are writing. Find out how teachers explain how to use a writing frame and the features they contain.

What is a writing frame?

A writing frame is a resource that teachers use in order to show children how to set out their writing and also to prompt them to include certain features.

Writing frame examples

For example, a teacher might make up a writing frame for letter-writing as follows:

This writing frame shows children how to set out their writing and also remind them to use certain features, such as Dear... at the beginning. The letter-writing frame has two boxes to encourage children to split their writing into two paragraphs when writing their letter.

Here is a writing frame that may be used to support children in writing an instruction text:

Writing frames may be given to the whole class in Key Stage 1 and Year 3, but for the rest of Key Stage 2, it is most likely the only the children who struggle with writing will be given these supports.